Vieweghov thriller Mafie v Praze – fenomén českého postmodernizmu

Title: Vieweghov thriller Mafie v Praze – fenomén českého postmodernizmu
Author: Kúchová, Eva
Source document: Kúchová, Eva. Postmodernismus : smysl, funkce a výklad : (jazyk, literatura, kultura, politika). Pospíšil, Ivo (Editor); Šaur, Josef (Editor); Zelenková, Anna (Editor). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012, pp. [65]-70
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The Czech writer Michal Viewegh wrote his postmodernistic novel Mafie v Praze in cooperation with investigative journalist of the daily newspaper Mladá Fronta Dnes Jaroslav Kmenta. The book takes place in Praha and describes in realistic picture the darkness of contemporary Czech society. The plot is based on the true stories and the characters are inspired by real people who act under the pressure of circumstances. But according to the author, the readers have to note that it is clearly a fiction. The reader meets with murder and murderer, influential politicians, Mafia and simple people, with motives of chase, investigation and even love. Viewegh chose for his story the detective genre, but he did't understand it traditionally. He chose this genre in terms of change of identity because of controversional theme and postmodernistic style whereas postmodernistic literature is considered dangerous and its speech is focused against system.