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The Sufferings Of Prince Sternenhoch

Author : Ladislav Klima
ISBN : 8086264335
Genre : Fiction
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Presents the story of Prince Sternenhoch, the German Empire's foremost aristocat's descent into maddness through a series of journal entries.
Category: Fiction

Czech And Slovak Cinema

Author : Peter Hames
ISBN : 9780748686834
Genre : Performing Arts
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Examines the key themes and traditions of Czech and Slovak cinema, linking inter-war and post-war cinemas together with developments in the post-Communist period.
Category: Performing Arts

The Bfi Companion To Eastern European And Russian Cinema

Author : Richard Taylor
ISBN : 9781838718497
Genre : Performing Arts
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This work maps the rich, varied cinema of Eastern Europe, Russia and the former USSR. Over 200 entries cover a variety of topics spanning a century of endeavour and turbulent history from Czech animation to Soviet montage, from the silent cinemas dating back to World War I through to the varied responses to the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. It includes entries on actors and actresses, film festivals, studios, genres, directors, film movements, critics, producers and technicians, taking the coverage up to the late 1990s. In addition to the historical material of key figures like Eisenstein and Wadja, the editors provide separate accounts of the trajectory of the cinemas of Eastern Europe and of Russia in the wake of the collapse of communism.
Category: Performing Arts

Avant Garde To New Wave

Author : Jonathan L. Owen
ISBN : 0857451278
Genre : Performing Arts
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The cultural liberalization of communist Czechoslovakia in the 1960s produced many artistic accomplishments, not least the celebrated films of the Czech New Wave. This movement saw filmmakers use their new freedom to engage with traditions of the avant-garde, especially Surrealism. This book explores the avant-garde's influence over the New Wave and considers the political implications of that influence. The close analysis of selected films, ranging from the Oscar-winning Closely Observed Trains to the aesthetically challenging Daisies, is contextualized by an account of the Czech avant-garde and a discussion of the films' immediate cultural and political background.
Category: Performing Arts

Infinite Resignation

Author : Eugene Thacker
ISBN : 9781912248209
Genre : Philosophy
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The author of the contemporary classic, In the Dust of This Planet, is back with another raw and unsettling look at the human condition. Comprised of aphorisms, fragments, and observations both philosophical and personal, ThackerÍs new book traces the contours of pessimism, caught as it often is between a philosophical position and a bad attitude. Reflecting on the universeÍs ñlooming abyss of indifference,î Thacker explores the pessimism of a range of philosophers, from the well-known (Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Camus), to the lesser-known (E.M. Cioran, Lev Shestov, Miguel de Unamuno). Readers will find food for thought in ThackerÍs handling of a range of themes in Christianity and Buddhism, as well as his engagement with literary figures (from Dostoevsky to Thomas Bernhard, Osamu Dazai, and Fernando Pessoa), whose pessimism about the world both inspires and depresses Thacker. By turns melancholic, misanthropic, and darkly funny, (ñBirth is a metaphysical injury „ healing takes time „ the span of one's lifeî), many will find Infinite Resignation a welcome antidote to the exuberant imbecility of our times.
Category: Philosophy

Translation Review

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ISBN : UCR:31210023575390
Genre : English imprints
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The Cinema Of Jan Vankmajer

Author : Peter Hames
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131668951
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text explores the legacy of the legendary Czech surrealist filmmaker, a key influence on directors such as Tim Burton and Terry Gilliam, and one of the greatest animators in cinema history.
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The Cinema Of Central Europe

Author : Peter Hames
ISBN : 1904764215
Genre : Performing Arts
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Analysis of 24 films including: People of the mountains, Ashes and diamonds, Knife in the water, A shop on the high street, Closely observed trains, Daisies, Man of marble, Colonel Redl, The decalogue (Dekalog), Satantango, The garden, Alice (directed by Jan Svankmajer).
Category: Performing Arts

Dark Alchemy

Author : Peter Hames
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012439365
Genre : Performing Arts
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Czech animator Jan Svankmajer is one of the most distinctive and influential of contemporary filmmakers. As a leading member of the Prague Surrealist Group, his work is linked to a rich avant-garde tradition and an uncompromising moral stance that brought frequent tensions with the authorities in the normalization years following the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Svankmajer's formative influences have been the pre-war surrealists, the Prague of Rudolf II, experimental theatre, folk puppetry and, above all, the political traumas of the past 50 years. Like his contemporaries--including playwright president Vaclav Havel, and, in exile, novelist Milan Kundera and filmmaker Milos Forman--Svankmajer's dominant life experiences have been the realities of the Stalinist system, both the explicit state terror of the 1950s and the Brezhnevist neo-Stalinism of the 1970s and the 1980s. After training in puppetry and working in the Prague theatre, he made his first film in 1964. He directed a number of important films in the 1960s, including the live-action and Kafkaesque Byt (The Flat, 1968) and Zahrada (The Garden, 1968) and consolidated his international reputation with Moznosti dialogu (Dimensions of Dialogue) in 1982. Since then, he has continued his highly visual and poetic approach in two feature-length films, Neco z Alenky (Alice, 1987) and Lekce Faust (Faust, 1994). As a filmmaker, Svankmajer is constantly exploring and analyzing his concern with power, fear and anxiety, confrontation and destruction, magic, the irrational and the absurd, and displays a bleak outlook on the possibilities for dialogue. In challenging accepted narrative, the bourgeoisie of realism (nezval), and the thematic and formal conventions of the mainstream media, Svankmajer's work is startlingly dynamic, subversive, and confrontational.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121681451
Genre : American literature
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ISBN : MINN:31951001920992Z
Genre : Czech literature
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Category: Czech literature

London Magazine

Author : John Lehmann
ISBN : UVA:X030718069
Genre : Arts
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Czech Theatre

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ISBN : UOM:39015068951659
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

World Literature Today

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ISBN : UOM:39015027572711
Genre : Bibliography
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Slavistika Na K I Ovatce

Author : Ivo Pospíšil
ISBN : 808673501X
Genre : Literature, Comparative
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Category: Literature, Comparative