Hranice v textech Vladimíra Párala
Border in the Texts of Vladimír Páral
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Páral’s texts are interwoven with borders of different kinds: the author oscillates between experiment and realistic prose, between technological writing and metaphorical expressing, he shuttles between present and future, between reflexive and highly erotic passages, he balances on a thin line dividing art and kitsch, creative freedom and opportunism. Reviewers of Páral’s work often criticize his readiness to change views, manifested for example in the era of so-called normalization or in the context of Czech literary sci-fi boom in the 1980s. Nevertheless, objective analysis shows that both tending to positive elements in life and creative application of sci-fi methods had been present or signalized in Páral’s works even before the above mentioned external stimuli could have some effect. In final part of the treatise, its author formulates his belief that it has already been a long time since Vladimír Páral crossed an imaginary, but crucial border dividing successful writers from the unsuccessful ones.
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