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Život, který se stal románem: Autofikční Životopisy Oty Filipa

In: World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no. 4
Jan Tlustý Číslo ORCID


Year, pages: 2023, 67 - 82
Language: cze
Ota Filip. Autofiction. Autobiography. Identity.
Document type: PDF
About article:
The article examines the Czech author Ota Filip’s autofictional texts Sedmý životopis (The seventh autobiography, 2000) and Osmý čili nedokončený životopis (The eighth or unfinished autobiography, 2007) in the intersection of several contexts. Based on archival research of Filip’s estate, it reconstructs their complex genesis and examines the factors that influenced their final edition, as well as the differences between the Czech and German versions of Sedmý životopis. The study analyzes the narrative as well as broader textual and paratextual strategies that create the hybrid status of the two “autobiographies” and provide the reader with contradictory instructions: to read the texts as autobiography and/or as fiction. This tension is also investigated with regard to the reception of Filip’s texts. The study further exposes some of Filip’s mystifications and reveals how he uses the porous boundary between fact and fiction to come to terms with his traumas and media scandals, and to create a socially acceptable image of himself. Both autobiographies are also placed in the broader context of Filip’s literary works and contemporary Czech literature.
How to cite:
ISO 690:
Tlustý, J. 2023. Život, který se stal románem: Autofikční Životopisy Oty Filipa. In World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no.4, pp. 67-82. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.4.5

Tlustý, J. (2023). Život, který se stal románem: Autofikční Životopisy Oty Filipa. World Literature Studies, 15(4), 67-82. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.4.5
About edition:
Publisher: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 18. 12. 2023