Eugen Brikcius

And the Body Became the Word

A tělo se stalo slovem
A tělo se stalo slovem
Větrné mlýny, 2013, 984 pp
Language: Czech
Genre: Essay, Poetry, Prose
ISBN: 9788074430572
Awards
 2015 Jaroslav Seifert Prize
Contacts
E: eugen.brikcius@chello.at

The collection contains all of the author’s poetry, prose and his studies and essays on art, literature and culture as well as his screenplays and radio dramas.

The texts written since the 1960s are divided into sections based on their genre and contain work published in books after 1989 as well as pieces that have so far appeared only in magazines, catalogues, monographs, collections, bibliophilic editions and unpublished texts.

This complex literary picture of Eugen Brikcius, a key figure in Czech culture during the second half of the 20th Century is accompanied by a comprehensive study by journalist and author Viktor Šlajchrt and was edited by Radim Kopáč.

Praise

“Brikcius is quite simply a Renaissance man and every inch the intellectual – in the best sense of the word. The essence of his work is summed up by the writer Viktor Šlajchrt in a foreword: ‘Eugen Brikcius’ most authentic creation continued to be his personality, and by extension the story artfully stylized into a legend.’”

—Ondřej Bezr, MF Dnes

Selected published translations (1)

Und das Fleisch ward Wort German

Language: Czech
Title: A tělo se stalo slovem
Place: Brno
Publisher: Větrné mlýny
Year: 2013
Pages: 984
Genre: Essay, Poetry, Prose
Awards
 2015 Jaroslav Seifert Prize