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2009 | 56 | 3 | 188-200
Article title

JAN SMREK (EVA AVE)

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SK
Abstracts
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The aim of the study is to find a place for the poetic composition 'Eva Ave' in the context of Smrek's official work as an integral part of it, and point out aesthetic, ethical and value residue that make the composition a part of Smrek's poetic model of a man and world. The poetic composition 'Eva Ave' was unofficially published under the pseudonym Cavaliere senza nome in 1942 and in a radical way it makes and evidence of some basic categories of Smrek's poetic model such as freedom, identity, ethos or morality. In the midst of the war years Smrek came back to the intimate topic of woman, beauty and love. He searched their capability in the combination of parody function and pornographic style. Smrek's paraliterary composition makes an innovation in the scheme of love, erotic lyrics in a way how they used to function in domestic literary tradition and he directly entered into the confrontation with the compositions of 'Ave Eva' (Jan Kostra), 'Noc' (Night, Jan Ponican) a 'Basnik a zena' (The Poet and A Woman, Jan Smrek). In spite of pornographic generic identity he established in the background of value (ethic and moral) starting points characteristic for the official part of Smrek's works. 'Eva Ave' is not only an expression of a subversive gesture of destruction of noble ideals, but behind the scene of instinctive and instinctual powers presented in a man he also identified religious and sacral resources. Smrek cancelled opposition of profane and sacral matter by pointing out the correspondence between material and spiritual character. The contribution of the study is mainly in potential opening of discussion about the text that became a part of Slovak literature only more than a half century and in enlistment of 'Eva Ave' into the context of official Smrek's poetic work.
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Volume
56
Issue
3
Pages
188-200
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Michal Habaj, Ustav slovenskej literatury SAV, Konventna 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic; www.uslit.sav.sk/slovlit.htm
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09SKAAAA068117
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