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Rural Czech Jews in Vojtěch Rakous's Short Stories
Kuřeová, Petra ; Holý, Jiří (advisor) ; Balík, Štěpán (referee)
The thesis deals with the image of rural Jewish society in the fictional world of proses of Vojtěch Rakous, a Czech Jewish author publishing at the turn of the 20th century. Its aim is to explore the "new type of Jew" that enriched Czech literature, and to characterise several prominent types of Jews' literary characters in Rakous's stories. It focuses on the issue of the Jewish minority's coexistence with the mainstream society, and on the author's original depiction of rural Jewish characters. It also deals with the specific quality of the author's poetics (Rakous as an autodidact, autobiographic nature, author's relation to his own Jewishness, idyllic character of the depicted world, the genre of humorous short story). The thesis also contains a brief outline of the types of Jews' literary characters in Czech literature of the period in question. Considering Rakous's ties to the Czech Jewish movement, the thesis addresses this context as well.
Themes of Animals and Bestiality in the Selected Works of Ladislav Fuks
Kuřeová, Petra ; Mravcová, Marie (advisor) ; Merhaut, Luboš (referee)
Summary: This bachelor thesis deals with animal motifs and motifs connected to bestiality and inhumanity in the selected works of Ladislav Fuks (Věneček z vavřínu, Pan Theodor Mundstock, Variace pro temnou strunu, Spalovač mrtvol, Myši Natálie Mooshabrové). Its focus lies primarily on his works from the 1960s, with overlaps to his first work from the 1950s and one novel from the early 1970s. It concerns animal motifs, animalistic attributes of the characters, bestiality, brutishness and inhuman behavior. The aim of the thesis is to capture these motifs and mainly to characterize their meaning and function in each particular work and in the overall thematic structure of Fuks' oeuvre. Key words: Ladislav Fuks, animal motif, beast, bestiality, inhumanity, 1960s

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