ŠTEFAN STRÁŽAY: MALINOVSKÉHO 96
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The short interpretation of Š. Strážay´s (born 1940) collection of poems Malinovského 96 (1985) is meant to be a contribution to the intended series of „microanalyses“ of the key works of art written for the History of Slovak literature after the year 1945. The text maps and characterizes the author´s subject matters: poetry, everyday life, female element, partnership, urban environment, suburban countryside, periphery... Overlapping life-authentic discreet self-portrait and fragmentary lyric image of the world has support in intricate literariness. The article identifies the inter-textual sources and interconnections (J. Kostra, B. Brecht, J. Joyce, G. Flaubert, J. Hollý). Then it presents genre-style characteristics of Š. Strážay´s poetry: description, enumeration, part-taking in the events, frequently frozen, and finally a reflection on all the things the author has seen and experienced. Writing as understood by Š. Strážay´s is a clarifying, communication-open, cathartic part of the contemporary reflecting human´s living natural world seen and lived soberly, without illusions.
139 – 142
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