'Democracy fatigue' in Europe, brought on particularly by the Great Depression, was to an unusually great extent projected into contemporaneous Czech literature. From the politic centre (for example, F. X. Salda and Karel Capek) through Communist radicalism (like S. K. Neumann, Bedrich Vaclavek, and J. L. Fischer) to conservative Roman Catholicism (for instance, Jaroslav Durych and Vaclav Renc) one encounters in literary journalism a number of reservations about liberal democracy and the search for starting points to move forward. The article analyzes the most important journalist contributions, including longer works (for example by J. L. Fischer, R. I. Maly), in which this topic is most evident. The diversity of opinions in this area also convincingly documents the socio-political and aesthetic polarization of Czech literature in the 1930s, which for all intents and purposes emerged only on the eve of the Munich Agreement in 1938.
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