Křesťanská symbolika v postkřesťanském světě socialismu: Kalvárie Ivo Vodseďálka (1952-1954)
CHRISTIAN SYMBOLISM IN THE POST-CHRISTIAN WORLD OF SOCIALISM: VODSEDALEK´S "KALVARIE"
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This article considers the short story ‘Kalvárie’ (1952 –54) by Ivo Vodseďálek (b. 1931), which was not published in a state publishing house in the period it was written. In the introduction to the article the writing of ‘Kalvárie’ is put into the context both of events in society as a whole and of Vodseďálek’s work at the time – namely, the collection of verse Trapná poezie (1950) and the short story ‘Kompensace’(1954–55). The author, however, is concerned chiefly with the use of religious motifs and myths in ‘Kalvárie’, which, according to him, Vodseďálek attempted ‘to recreate and demythologize, and to make them a means with which to respond adequately to the challenge of Socialist Realism and materialism’.
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