VKLAD RUDA BRTÁŇA DO EDIČNÉHO DOTVÁRANIA SAMA CHALUPKU
Rudo Brtáň´s contribution to the editorial completion of Samo Chalupka
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The goal of the paper is to explore the contribution of Rudo Brtáň´s (1907 – 1998) editorial work in completing and presenting the author profile of the Romantic poet Samo Chalupka (1812 – 1883). During his life Chalupka became the author of the only poetry book titled Spevy/Songs/. The later publishers and editors made various interventions in its composition, and by adding poems published in magazines and poems from manuscripts they came to compile Chalupka´s collected works. Brtáň´s work expanded on the editorial outcomes of his predecessors, it made use of the gradually gained knowledge of Chalupka´s poetry and it alone became a resource for the future editors of Chalupka´s poetry or work (most recently in 2014 an overview of Chalupka´s production across genres was offered by Janka Pácalová in her compilation Básne a starožitnosti/Poems and Antiquities). In an effort to define Brtáň´s significance in this chain a comparison of relevant editions of Chalupka´s work was made – Spevy/Songs/ published in the years 1868, 1898 and 1912, Básnické dielo/Poetic Works/ published in 1952 and 1973, and Básne a starožitnosti/Poems and Antiquities (2014)/. One of the strengths lying in Brtáň´s editorial performance was the fact that he was the last to date to have an opportunity to work with some of the authentic resources and to attempt at offering readers selected fragments of Chalupka´s poetry. The paper reveals Brtáň´s methods of researching Chalupka´s poetry, his way of making comments on and giving information about him.
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