Czech and Slovak Avant-garde Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: School of Modern Languages


My research will explore the themes, strategies and preoccupations of the generation of Czech and Slovak Avant-garde fiction writers that emerged following the Great War and Czechoslovak independence in 1918.
Though representing disparate ideological positions, these writers are united in a search for a new language with which to express new ideas. I shall examine various manifestations of this search in a detailed survey chapter, and in chapters devoted to two of the best-known, most productive and popular members of this generation, the pro-revolutionary Vancura and the Catholic Durych.


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