In the period after the revolution (1989-93), perspectives towards world literature were transformed. As Ivana Taranenkova states in her article, Crisis of Genres (2009), the period after 1989 in Czechoslovak literature can be described as ‘being on a threshold of something new’. This era was marked by the abolition of the pressure of communist ideologies and censorship, in addition to the ‘return’ of authors and books which were not previously accepted during the communist regime. The plurality of expression and ‘opening’ to the world literary context became the primary focus in Czechoslovak literature. Despite the fact that the ideologies from the ‘west’ were no longer censored, Czechoslovak literature did not develop into a stable ‘self-organising organism’ as was expected. On the one hand, the Ministry of Education was freed from censorship, on the other, it was for the first time put into a difficult position concerning what to include and what to omit in the curricula on such a scale. Some critics say that after 1989 authors were able to say everything they could not have said before and finding new ideas was too difficult.

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