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Kapitoly o českém verši

Kapitoly o českém verši

[Chapters on Czech Verse]

Červenka, Miroslav

subjects: Czech studies, literary criticism

paperback, 284 pp., 1. edition
published: january 2007
ISBN: 80-246-1274-7
recommended price: 325 czk



Miroslav Červenka (1932–2005) was one of the most important personalities of the Czech literary science of the second half of the 20th century. He excelled in the field of the literary theory, historic poetics, but he also made contributions as an editor and commentator, original critic and poet. His last, posthumously published book Chapters on Czech Verse summarizes the author's lifelong research of Czech verse.

The first part covers the general principles and in connection to the polemics with the previous concepts (including Roman Jakobson's and Červenka's teacher Jan Mukařovský's) newly formulates some substantial features of Czech verse. The second part contains a guide to the basic meters of the modern Czech poetry, from the beginning of the Czech National Revival to the 1950s. The book, based on an extensive excerpted material, on which Miroslav Červenka worked to the last days of his life, was prepared for publication by Květa Sgallová and Jiří Holý.