Jan Mukařovský

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Jan Mukařovský
Jan Mukarovsky 1932.jpg
Jan Mukařovský, ca 1932
Born (1891-11-11)11 November 1891
Písek,
Bohemia
Died 8 February 1975(1975-02-08) (aged 83)
Prague,
Czechoslovakia
School Structuralism
Main interests
Literary theory, aesthetics

Jan Mukařovský (11 November 1891 – 8 February 1975) was a Czech literary and aesthetic theorist.

He was professor at the Charles University of Prague. He is well known for his association with early structuralism as well as with the Prague Linguistic Circle, and for his development of the ideas of Russian formalism. Mukařovský had a profound influence on structuralist theory of literature, comparable to that of Roman Jakobson.

Works[edit]

  • Dějiny české literatury (1959 – 1961), history of Czech literature, chief editor, three volumes
  • Studien zur strukturalistischen Ästhetik und Poetik (1974)
  • On Poetic Language (1976), translated by John Burbank and Peter Steiner
  • The Word and Verbal Art: Selected Essays (1977), translated and edited by John Burbank and Peter Steiner
  • Kapitel aus der Ästhetik (1978)
  • Structure Sign and Function: Selected Essays (1978), translated and edited by John Burbank and Peter Steiner
  • Aesthetic Function, Norm and Value as Social Facts (1979), Mark E. Suino translator