Cultural and political situation in the Czech Republic at the break of XI and XX century. The Czech modern literature and its representatives. Basic characteristics of the period in between the two World Wars. The Czech decadence and symbolists: Otokar Brezina, Antonin Sova, Jaroslav Vrchlicky, Frana Sramek and others. The generation of Jirzi Volker, Vitezslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert and other representatives of the proletariat poetry and of the Czech Pietism and Surrealism. The modern Czech prose: Jaroslav Hasek, Karel Capek, Ivan Olbracht, Vladislav Vancura, Frantisek Xaver Salda – the founder of the Czech modern criticism.
Overview of the new Czech literature. Post-war representatives of the Czech poetry and prose; Jan Holub, Jaroslav Seifert, Vilem Zavada, Jan Otcenasek, Ladislav Fuks, Arnost Lustig, Josef Skvoretcky, Milan Kundera, Bohumil Hrabal, Vladimir Paral, Michal Viveg and others.