Ota Filip

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Ota Filip
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Ota Filip, photo by Ota Filip, 1997
Born (1930-03-09)9 March 1930
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Occupation Novelist, Journalist, Essayist, Translator
Nationality German
Genre fiction, non-fiction, satire, essay, literature, political commentary, social commentary, literary criticism
Spouse Marie Filip (nee Ledvinova) (m. 1953)
Children Pavel Filip, Filip, Hana

Ota Filip (born 9 May 1930 in Slezská Ostrava, in the present-day Czech Republic), is a Czech novelist and journalist. He has written in both German and Czech. His novels have also 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 the Warsaw Pact Armed Forces in 1968, he was sentenced and imprisoned for his dissident activities between 1969-1971. This has been cited as the reason that he moved to Germany in 1974.[1]

Ota Filip's work is cited as focusing on the themes of the migrant or dislocated individual by critics such as Dorothea Uhle. In 1976, he published a fairy tale called, Brief des Drachentöters (English version as "A Letter for the Dragon Slayer"), which is part of the children's book Update on Rumpelstiltskin and other Fairy Tales by 43 Authors, which is compiled by Hans-Joachim Gelberg, illustrated by Willi Glasauer, and published by Beltz & Gelberg.

He has been awarded the The Adelbert von Chamisso-Preis[2] for German writing by a non-native German speaker. On October 28, 2012, on the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Czech Republic, the President of the Czech Republic awarded Filip a National Medal of Merit in Fine Arts.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovník české literatury". Slovnikceskeliteratury.cz. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Adelbert von Chamisso Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung". Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Radio Prague - Václav Klaus awards state honors for the last time as president". Radio.cz. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 

References[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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