Historie – Otázky – Problémy


„Druhý život“ Bible: apokryfní proměny biblických předloh v současné české próze

 

Abstract: This study deals with the “second life” of the Bible in the form of what are known as literary apocrypha, i.e. literary works with original artistic aims, which transform more or less well-known sources, in this case the stories of the Old and New Testaments, as a rule in a subversive, controversial, polemical or ironical manner. This study focuses on these apocryphal reworkings particularly in the context of present domestic prose, while examining the issue of the frequency of individual biblical narratives in contemporary apocryphal treatments, thus endeavouring to at least panoramically outline the dominant, productive changes and modifications (both thematic and stylistic), which the original biblical narratives have undergone in contemporary literary apocrypha.

Keywords: contemporary Czech prose; literary apocrypha; biblical models; hypertextuality

PhDr. Petr Hrtánek, Ph.D., působí na katedře české literatury a literární vědy Filozofické fakulty Ostravské univerzity. Zabývá se literaturou druhé poloviny 20. století, zvláště pak novější a nejnovější českou prózou (petr.hrtanek@osu.cz).