blbec: m. Gsg. blbce (cf. blb); blbec is used for both male and female individuals; idiot, hlupák, pitomec (ale v tomto textu definice není jasná); idiot, fool, jerk (in this context the definition of this word is never clear; in fact, many words are interpreted differently in different sentences)
The story represents one of the ways typical of the Czech post-modern writing of 1990s. Its essential feature is arbitrariness of writing: the author, who is inclined towards surrealism, explores the unlimited realm of his fancy with no limits of rationality. As a response to the concepts of unlimited semiosis in a text (Peirce, Eco) which deprived the author of his/her control of the text, the author “strikes back” and adopts the same rules by which the texts are supposed to abide: deliberate and free jumps based on mere association. An entity brought into the text by author’s imagination starts having a life in the fictional world, multiplying, and producing newer entities: the image of St. Václav (Wenceslas) is followed by further scenes and episodes.
The entities inhabiting such a fictional world, however, do not appear without any logic. Otherwise the reader would sooner or later loose interest in reading. The logic is kept under the surface of the narrative: a contrast between past and present, between banal and fatal, between fantasy and reality.
Such a tendency, in addition to being a gesture of artistic freedom, also has a dimension of deleting the paradigm of “serious” literature that was supposed to offer a clear message and to serve as an instrument in the national, social, and political struggle in the previous decades. It is not by chance that Řezníček uses some features of a journalistic essay as if from Čapek’s era (e. g.: „Kategorie blbců jsou různé“). However, instead of making positive statements and offering solutions, here comes only a textual game based on its own rules that defies world-logic.