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Volume XLVIII, 2001 / No 4








Elegies. Interpretation of the cycle of Ján Hollý

Helena Májeková, Filozofická fakulta UK, Bratislava

The study was devoted to Elegies of Ján Hollý. Since the period of his life up to now reading and interpretational stress has been laid on elegies of Mother of Slavs and their national character. Author of the article reflects the cycle of Hollý’s elegic poems as a consciously building, logically and expressively coherent whole. She tried to outline that the selection of the genre as well as the organisation of semantic and rhetoric structure of elegies resulting from Hollý’s poetic activity intended to change and integration of goals, techniques coming out from antic literature and directed to the whole compose according to the classical concept.


Reinterpretation of the theme of love in the prose of 60-tieth of the 19th century. The probe into the texts of Ľudovít Kubáni and Jonáš Záborský

Anna Kruláková, Filozofická fakulta UK, Bratislava

The study interprets a ”midsummer adventure” Hlad a láska written by Ľudovít Kubani and ”fantastic tale” Chruňo a Mandragora written by Jonáš Záborský from the aspect of reinterpretation of theme of love dominating in sentimental-romantic line of Slovak prose of 60th in 19th century. Revalutional attitude of both authors to the topic was determined by their relationship to romantic canon. At first Kubáni identified himself with it, but gradually he was correcting it. It was not a gesture of total refusing. He just made relative an absolute validity of abstract romantic ideal and its touch with reality. He doubted romanticism in its inside standing on its border. Behind it there was a beginning of the way towards realistic model of literature. Záborský typologically came out from older concept of literature than from romantic one. Rationalistic philosophical orientation led him to refuse all irrational. Love belonged to the sphere of irrational as well. In the short story he parodied prosaic and poetic literary works with the theme of love as well as their authors. He attacked romanticism from outside and inspite of anachronism of his own starting position he showed need of change.