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Daniela Hodrova

Daniela Hodrová was born in Prague on 5 July 1946. She did postgraduate studies in French and comparative literature. In 1972–75, she worked as an editor of Slavonic literature in the Odeon publishing house Since 1975, she worked at the Institute of Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences where she is now a Senior Researcher. Her novels typically incorporate topics from her work as a literary scholar, "especially the classification of novels into roman-realité and the roman-invention, or the pioneering theory about the meaning and forms of the initiation storyline in a work of literature."[2] She is perhaps best known for her Prague novels, which aim to convey emblematically the genius loci of this central European city, of whose history Hodrová highlights the tragic features.

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