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Czech humour as timeless anti-ideological propaganda

Valentina Majdenić ; Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti, Osijek, Hrvatska
Andrea Vučetić orcid id ; Ekonomska škola, Požega

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 366 Kb

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Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 296 Kb

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World wars have left an indelible trace while they lasted as well as in times after them. In Czech culture and literature one of the common ways of adapting to political regime changes is using humour in literary works. The paper focuses on three novels by famous Czech novelists: The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal and The Joke by Milan Kundera. By using humour as dominant literary discourse, the authors created marginalised characters, (anti)heroes who, despite living at different times, disarm the war. Nuanced irony, black humour, sarcasm and grotesque reveal the true face of wars and restraints of (post)war ideologies – Austrian imperialism, Nazism and socialism by treating them as absurd. Timelessness of pacifism which these works promote makes these books appealing to readers even nowadays.

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Czech literature, ideology, humour, anti-hero

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