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Maldonne et rédemption. Le concept d’anarchisme littéraire dans l’histoire culturelle de l’Empire (austro-hongrois) – l’exemple tchèque

Abstract : For most of us, modern Czech literature began with Jaroslav Hašek’s The Good Soldier Svejk, a pillar of Central Europe’s literary anarchism. This article seeks to dispel such a perception by revealing the prolific yet tense interplay between anarchism of the political and literary varieties that took place from the 1890s to the 1920s. (The concept of literary anarchism came to be as a result of the close dependency of esthetical thinking on political discourse.) To that end, this article dwells on relevant analogies from other literary genres, and questions the radical nature of the modernity brought upon by these anarchists. Despite the initial misleading notion, this concept can prove quite useful to qualify certain literary values and practices: the ambitious transposition of socio-political ideals to the field of aesthetics, or a more general acknowledgement of another dependency, that of the artistic quest on a thirst for tradition and a spiritual absolute, at least going back to the romantic apophasis.
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Xavier Galmiche. Maldonne et rédemption. Le concept d’anarchisme littéraire dans l’histoire culturelle de l’Empire (austro-hongrois) – l’exemple tchèque. Etudes littéraires, Département des littératures de l'Université Laval, 2010, Littérature et anarchisme, p. 51-66. ⟨hal-01372036⟩

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