Karel Čapek: a writer for our times?

Culik, J. (2015) Karel Čapek: a writer for our times? Russian Literature, 77(1), pp. 1-20. (doi:10.1016/j.ruslit.2015.01.002)

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Abstract

A re-evaluation of the meaning an impact of a major Czech interwar fiction writer and journalist. Commissioned for a special issue of the journal Russian Literature on Czech literature. The article argues that although Čapek´s formative experience is deeply anchored in the Austro-Hungarian empire, he was a keen observer and as such he has been able to describe a number of mechanisms of human behaviour which seem to be relevant at any time, and, perhaps surprisingly, their relevance is particularly pressing in the contemporary era.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Journal Name:Russian Literature
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0304-3479
ISSN (Online):1878-3678
Published Online:03 February 2015

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