Bohemian literature

Bohemian literature

Bohemian literature is literature of Bohemians (also known as Czechs, in Bohemian "Češi" or "Čechové") and also literature written in Bohemia in other languages (e.g. Latin, German, Greek, Hebrew or Russian).

The Bohemian language is a western-slavonic language. Slovak and Upper-Sorabian languages (national minority in Saxonia, part of Germany) are quite similar to the Bohemian language and users of those three languages can understand each other without translation.

Bohemia is a short name for Bohemian Crown (or Bohemian Lands) which includes Bohemia proper (in Bohemian "Čechy"), Moravia (in B. "Morava") and Bohemian part of Silesia (in B. "Slezsko"). Today's official English name of Bohemia is the Czech Republic.

Chronological table of most important Bohemian writers

Middleages (from 9th century to renaissance)

*Christianus monachus
*Cosmas of Prague
*Dalimil
*Johannes von Saaz
*Smil Flaska z Pardubic

Renaissance and Barocque writers

*Hynek z Podebrad
*Mikulas Dacicky z Heslova
*Jan Amos Komenský
*Bohuslav Balbin
*Ondrej de Waldt

Modern Bohemian literature (from 1750 to 1860)

*Josef Dobrovský
*Jan Jeník z Bratřic
*Josef Jungmann
*František Čelakovský
*Josef Kajetán Tyl
*Karel Hynek Mácha
*František Palacký
*Božena Němcová
*Marie Ebnerova z Eschenbachu

Time of various literary styles (from 1860 to 1914)

*Jan Neruda
*Karolina Světlá
*Jakub Arbes
*Siegfried Kapper
*Svatopluk Čech
*Jaroslav Vrchlický
*Alois Jirásek
*Zikmund Winter
*Karel Hlaváček
*Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic
*František Gellner

Literature between and in World Wars (from 1914 to 1945)

*Vladislav Vančura
*Bohuslav Reynek
*Jakub Deml
*Hermann Grab
*František Halas
*Vladimír Holan
*Jiří Wolker
*Franz Werfel
*Karel Čapek
*Josef Čapek
*Jiří Mahen
*Jan Zahradníček
*Egon Hostovsky
*Ferdinand Peroutka
*Jaroslav Seifert
*Paul Leppin
*Josef Vachal
*Hermann Ungar
*Jaroslav Hašek
*Jan Čep
*Egon Erwin Kisch
*Gustav Leutelt

Communist era (from 1945/1948 to 1989)

*Jan Zabrana
*Bohumil Hrabal
*Josef Jedlička
*Libuše Moníková
*Milan Kundera
*Václav Havel
*Josef Škvorecký
*Ludvík Vaculík
*Jiří Gruša
*Ota Filip
*Jiří Kratochvil
*Ota Pavel
*Miroslav Holub
*Jan Křesadlo
*Ivan Klíma
*Jan Skácel
*Jaroslav Foglar
*Vladimír Páral

Contemporary literature (after 1990)

*Michal Viewegh
*Jáchym Topol
*Filip Topol
*Jaroslav Rudiš
*Jaroslav Velinský


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