TRI ÚVAHY NAD J. ONDRUŠOM (SONET, KVAPKA SNA, Z NEMOCNICE)
Three reflections on Ján Ondruš (The Sonnet, A Drop of Dream, From Hospital)
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The article maps in a synecdochical manner the poetic journey made by Ján Ondruš (1932 – 2000) from the elementary lyric situation and mood – The Sonnet to the constellation of dream, natural elements or cycles and poetic imagination – A Drop of Dream to the vivisections, textual-physical exercises typical of the author – From Hospital. The main focus is on analytical reading of the text From Hospital (collection Šialený mesiac /The Mad Moon, 1965): the genre, the semantics of the names and motifs, the constitutive duality of „agent“ and „patient“. The article also maps how the debutant poet´s initial lyric melancholy transforms and becomes more problematic: from the discreetly present traditional iconography to the poetics of corporeality in the sense of „patient“.
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