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ESL:1005:0009 / CLAS:1005:0009 - A Brief Overview of 20th- and 21st-Century Czech Literature: Home

Spring 2018 Jessica Klimesh ESL Special Topics

Search Terms

When searching for information about your novel or its themes, you may want to try searching for: 

  • the name of the author
  • the name of the novel
  • the themes of the novel

Subject Headings

  • Czech literature -- History and criticism
  • Czech Literature--Bibliography
  • Czech literature -- 20th century
  • Czech prose literature
  • Czech poetry

Finding Books

If you'd like to browse the Czech Literature section of the library, the call number range is PG 4001-5146. You'll find this range in the Main Library on the 4th floor, the west side of the building. 

Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

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Cathy Cranston
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Background on Czech Literature

Hájek, Igor. "Czech Literature." Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, edited by Steven R. Serafin, Gale, 3rd edition, 1999. Credo Reference

"Czech literature." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Paul Lagasse, and Columbia University, Columbia University Press, 8th edition, 2018. Credo Reference

Smith, Alexandra. "Czech and Slovak Life Writing." Encyclopedia of Life Writing: Autobiographical and Biographical Forms, edited by Margaretta Jolly, Routledge, 1st edition, 2001. Credo Reference.

Sternstein, M. "Czech Poetry." The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries, edited by Roland Greene, and Stephen Cushman, Princeton University Press, 1st edition, 2016. Credo Reference. 

Harkins, William E. "Czech Literature." Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature, edited by Jean-Albert Bédé and William B. EdgertonColumbia University Press, 1980.  ProQuest Literature Online.

Find other Czech culture

Tools for Finding Audio and Video Recordings

Alexander Street Video and Music Online  

Stream thousands of sound recordings, including folk, rock, rap, pop, classical, and world music. Try a simple search for 'czech' and then use the options in the left-hand column to narrow your results, or just start listening to something for fun.

Naxos Music Library

Stream over 100,000 albums and almost 2,000,000 tracks from this database of largely western art music sound recordings. 


Find CDs, LPs, DVDs, and VHS tapes available at the University of Iowa Libraries