„before, They Were Passing Petitions Under the Tables, Now They Do It with Drugs“ : Analysis of Construction of Dis/Continuity Between the Periods before and after the Revolution of 1989 in Czech Prose
My interest aims to the literary works which resonate in the society. For this purpose I choose my data sample according to the following criteria: 1/ Institutionalized and publicly well-recognized literary competitions, 2/ sales statistics, 3/ the way how particular literary pieces resonate in the public debate. To investigate the mechanism of mutual influencing between literature and social sphere, I concentrate on the public debate concerning literary field. I explore literary reviews, articles, online blogs, interviews and discussions. My research questions are: In which way is a historical experience represented within particular prozaic texts; How is this presentation related to the phenomenon of discontinuity of the year 1989 in Czechoslovakia. How this presentation constructs dis/continuity and which means of expression does it embrace for this purpose.