Grandmother. Pictures from Rural Life

Does a literary text have the power to shape the landscape? If an ordinary rural valley is populated in the mind of the viewer with characters from a familiar book, the image of the Czech Arcadia is created. To not only see the valley, but also to feel it, the viewer must know the myth of the Czech countryside as a source of the nation's strength and accept it as part of their own identity. Thus, an idyllic place becomes a national landscape. The harmonious rural national landscape is a symbol of the homeland, an emotionally experienced image of the viewer's home.

Subject: The 19th Century in Us
Author: Němcová, Božena
Title: Grandmother. Pictures from Rural Life
Date: 1855
Place of publication: Prague
Publisher: Jaroslav Pospíšil
Origin: from library collections
Licence: Free license

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