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Contents Contents Introduction THE SITUATION OF CZECH LITERATURE THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES From May to February 1. Reverberations of War 2. The Testimony of Poetry 3. The Politico-Cultural Debate 4. The War Generation 5. Prose The Bleak Years 1. Stalinism 2. Literature in the Grip of Dogmatism 3. Exile 4. Underground Literature 5. Signs of the Thaw The Thaw 1. The Decline of Stalinism 2. Poetry 3. Drama and the Theatre 4. Prose THE SIXTIES Between Dogmatism and Reformism 1. The Rise of Criticism 2. Freedom of Expression 3. Politico-Cultural Polemics A Happy Era in Literature 1. Poetry 2. Changes in Prose 3. Novels of Disillusionment 4. Literary Criticism The Sixties Generation 1. The Development of the Younger Generation 2. Poetry 3. Drama and the Theatre, Prose 4. Singers and Songwriters The Experimental Era 1. Poetry 2. Prose Nineteen Sixty-Eight 1. Writers in Conflict with the Communist Party 2. ¿The Prague Spring¿ 3. Defeat of the Reformers THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES Normalization 1. Restoring ¿Order¿ 2. Literature Divided The Three Worlds of Literature 1. Literature Published in Czechoslovakia 2. A Grey Area 3. The Creation of Samizdat 4. Samizdat Literature 5. Literature in Exile 6. Drama and the Theatre 7. Literary Criticism The Eighties Generation and Postmodernism 1. The Eighties Generation 2. Prose and Postmodernism 3. Drama and the Theatre 4. Poets and Songwriters THE NINETIES AND THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 1. Change of Function 2. Poetry 3. Prose PROFILES OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CZECH WRITERS SINCE 1945 ANTHOLOGIES OF CZECH POSTWAR LITERATURE IN ENGLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
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Czech literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Czech literature -- 20th century -- Translations into English -- History and criticism.