Volume 57, Issue 1, 2010
Ve službě filosofii Na počest Jiřího Gabriela: In Service of Philosophy. In Honor of Jiří Gabriel
Brno Aesthetician and Critic Oleg Michailovič Sus
In a stream of personal memories and balance overviews we deal with the work and personality of an important Brno aesthetician and critic Oleg Sus (1924 Brno – 1982 Brno). O. Sus was a son of a Russian emigrant Michail Jakovlevič Sus (1902 Ekaterinovskaya in Russia – 1971 Brno) and Emilie Susová (maiden name Burešová, 1896 Brno – 1968 Brno) and he declared his origin. He was tied to Brno milieu from his youth and to the Faculty of Arts and the magazine Host do domu (A guest in the house) from his university studies. After 1970 he lost a permanent job, was banned from his former workplace and only published abroad. At that time he depended on local or foreign correspondence and personal contacts with some of his colleagues, friends, students, one of whom was Jiří Gabriel (mind for instance their cooperation in holding a conference celebrating Mirko Novák´s anniversary). Further to the previous remark we deal in detail with O. Sus´ help with publishing activities and professional growth of the author of this work. This study follows some of our previous works, starting with a typed collection (1984), but mainly the essays published since 1990 in journals and books. It also presents an selective overview of some of Sus´ works and makes use of other essays as well (including materials from inheritance including important biographic information).