Body as a subject of revenge in Jan Křesadlo literary output
Writings of Jan Křesadlo, a Czech writer in exile after 1968, can be read as a postmodern literature as well as texts with influence of the Enlightenment writers, e.g. Voltaire, Laurence Sterne and Jonathan Swift. Křesadlo used to use literature as a means of his private revenge. In the novel Rusticalia he deconstructs a realistic novel by using detailed descriptions of copulation which fills in a real picture of life. Another text, Skrytý život Cypriána Belvy is a polemic with critics that describe author’s writings as pornography. The heaviest attacks are aimed at Milan Kundera who is a hero of his texts Kravex5 aneb potíže stavu beztíže and Obětina. Křesadlo’s writing can be read as a polemic with his enemies and as a moralistic allegory as well.