BLUE MOUNT: A TRIP BEYOND POETRY WITH A CONTRIBUTION TO SPONTANEOUS CREATIVITY (IVAN STRPKA: THE BLUE MOUNT)
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The study is a part of the collective project dedicated to the key works of the Slovak literary of 20th c. It deals with the interpretation of the book of Ivan Strpka 'Modry vrch' (The Blue Mount). It is a collection of the lyric songs written in a co-operation with the chief representative of the Slovak rock music Dezo Ursiny during the time when Strpka was excluded from the official literary life. The study is a recapitulation of a discussion about the possibilities in the overlapping arts and pop-culture. This discussion started with this book. The study also deals with the context of the rock music in which the Strpka's book was operating. It shows that the texts from the 'Modry vrch' can bear the criteria of poetry. The co-operation with I. Strpka means fulfilment the principles of his work; it does not mean breaking them or applying of them automatically. The study is focused on the context of Slovak poetry from the beginning of 60s. It reveals the filiations of poetics of the texts of 'Modry vrch' with the expression of the artistic neo-avant-gardes that is connected with Strpka's work in the literary group 'Osameli bezci' (Lonely Runners) proclaiming the art opened toward life. Interpretation of themes and motives in the texts of 'Modry vrch' searches the connections with the poetics of Ivan Strpka presented in his collections of the poems. The key theme is a reconstruction of the wholeness, fullness and satisfaction of the human existence and world, restoration of a nature of a man. This attitude influences also a language of the poems. The attempt of the lyrical subject toward the world is stressed by strong sensibility. The central motive of Strpka's poetry - a child and childhood - is remarkably presented in this part of the book. In the second part harmonic relationship to world is broken and complicated. There are more and more moments of disharmony and problems in the life. The poems from 'Modry vrch' prove, that creative co-operation with D. Ursiny was a possibility for I. Strpka to enrich his own poetry in the new dimensions. The verses included in his book are more powerful than many of his poems from his previous collections of poems.
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