XX CENTURY IN RETROSPECTION – GÜNTER GRASS AND PATRIK OUŘEDNÍK AS CHRONICLERS OF THE LAST CENTURY
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The article offers a comparison between Patrick Ouředník's Europeana and Günter Grass’s My Century. The main focus is on the two books as chronicles of the XXth century with its destructive wars, regimes and ideologies and their impact on ordinary people’s lives. The texts argues that the common trait of both authors is their restraint and moderation with regards to the moral evaluation of the past century despite its atrocities, destructiveness and crimes.