RUKOPISNÁ ZBIERKA VOJTECHA MIHÁLIKA NIE SME DNEŠNÍ A HISTORICKÉ MÝTY
Manuscript collection “Nie sme dnešní” (We Were Not Born Yesterday) by Vojtech Mihálik and historical myths
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The author of the article tries to at least partially fill serious gaps in the poetry of Vojtech Mihálik (1926 – 2001) and contribute to supplementing and correcting his authorial profile. Martin Navrátil introduces an unknown manuscript collection of sonnets called “Nie sme dnešní” (We Were Not Born Yesterday), which represents a collection of poetry portraits of prominent cultural figures, who worked in the territory of present-day Slovakia or became a part of its history from the Early Middle Ages (e.g. Samo, Pribina, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Svätopluk) to the 20th century (e.g. Svetozár Hurban Vajanský, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Andrej Hlinka). He also points out the usage or rather the creation of national myths that are closely connected with literary production. They subsequently remain in national awareness as undeniable truths.
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