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Faces Of Autocracy in Czech Literary Dystopias

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Czech literary dystopias   autocracy in literature   Freiová Ludmila   Neff Ondřej   Kmínek Ivan   Harníček Martin


The paper deals with the phenomenon of dystopia in Czech literature before 1989. The main aim of the article is to present some similiar views on totalitarian power and its influence on the individual in Czech novels and short stories: Datum narození nula by Ludmila Freiová, Poselství pro Agla Mathona by Ondřej Neff, Utopie, nejlepší verze by Ivan Kmínek and Maso by Martin Harníček. The purpose of the paper was also to show how in the authors’ visions of autocratic states, administration is taking control over ordinary people and what kind of tools it uses to manipulate them: terror, self-censorship or various addictions.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Maciejewski, Marek. Red.   Scheffler, Tomasz. Red.

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249




PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng

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pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, 0239-6661, no 3886, Studia na Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2018, 40, nr 4, s. 117-130

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