Bohumil Hrabal is one of the canonical writers of Czech literature. Though it seems unbelievable, his work still awaits in-depth exegesis.
Why have neither the literary nor film images of Hrabal’s world not managed to shake off the clichés of carefree yarns, pub idylls and amiable humour? Is there a different way of reading Hrabal?
Petr A. Bílek, literary theorist and historian
Jakub Češka, literary theorist
Jan Kolář, film critic
presented by Blanka Činátlová
9 April 7pm KK A2 How to read Bohumil Hrabal
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ