Ota Filip

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Ota Filip
Ota Filip, photo by Ota Filip, 1997
Ota Filip, photo by Ota Filip, 1997
Born (1930-03-09)9 March 1930
Ostrava, Chechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic)
Died 2 March 2018(2018-03-02) (aged 87)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Occupation Novelist, Journalist, Essayist, Translator
Nationality German
Genre Fiction, non-fiction, satire, essay, literature, political commentary, social commentary, literary criticism
Spouse
Marie Ledvinová (m. 1953)
Children Pavel, Hana

Ota Filip (9 March 1930 – 2 March 2018)[1] was a Czech novelist and journalist. He wrote in both German and Czech.

Life[edit]

Filip was born in Slezská Ostrava, in present-day Czech Republic. His novels have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish and Polish. During the communist era government of Czechoslovakia his works were banned or censored by the authorities, and after the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact Armed Forces in 1968, he was sentenced for his dissident activities, and incarcerated from 1969–71. He moved to Germany in 1974.[2]

Filip was awarded the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize for German writing by a non-native German speaker.[3]

On 28 October 2012, on the anniversary of the founding of the First Czechoslovak Republic, Czech President Vaclav Klaus awarded Filip a National Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.[4]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zemřel přední český exilový spisovatel Ota Filip. Podívejte se na jeho poslední rozhovor pro Reflex - Reflex.cz".
  2. ^ "Slovník české literatury". Slovnikceskeliteratury.cz. Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung". Retrieved 2 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Radio Prague - Václav Klaus awards state honors for the last time as president". Radio.cz. Retrieved 2 November 2012.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jan Kubica, Spisovatel Ota Filip, Větrné mlýny (Prague) 2012, ISBN 9788074430466
  • Verspätete Abrechnungen von Ota Filip, mit einem Beitrag von Walter Schmitz sowie einer Bibliografie. Dresden : Thelem, 2012. (veröffentlichte 9. Dresdner Chamisso-Poetikvorlesungen)
  • "Verspätete Abrechnungen / Ota Filip ; mit einem Beitrag von Walter Schmitz sowie einer Bibliografie. - SearchWorks (SULAIR)". Searchworks.stanford.edu. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
  • Kliems, Alfrun: Im Stummland : zum Exilwerk von Libuse Moníková, Jirí Grusa und Ota Filip, Frankfurt am Main ; Berlin ; Bern ; Bruxelles ; New York ; Oxford ; Wien : Lang, 2003
  • Massum Faryar, Fenster zur Zeitgeschichte : eine monographische Studie zu Ota Filip und seinem Werk, Berlin : Mensch-und-Buch-Verl., 2005
  • Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur. Hrsg. v. Heinz Ludwig Arnold. München: edition text + kritik
  • Jiří Hanuš, Malý slovník osobností českého katolicismu 20. století s antologií textů, Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, Brno 2005. ISBN 80-7325-029-2.
  • Josef Tomeš a kol., Český biografický slovník XX. století I. A-J. Paseka, Prague ; Litomyšl 1999. ISBN 80-7185-245-7

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