TEXTY A SKULPTÚRY/MONUMENTY (K BÁSNI Š. STRÁŽAYA MESTO A K JEJ ASOCIAČNÉMU POZADIU)
Texts and sculptures/monuments (On the poem The City by Š. Strážay and its associated background)
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The text is an act of reading the poem The City from the collection The Interier (1992) by Štefan Strážay. The motif of covered sculptures is a poem set at the turn of the years 1989 – 1990. The article tracks the motifs of bad signs, spectres and revenants. It relates them to the theme of history and problematic future. The associated background to the reading is provided by the poems by L. Novomeský, M. Válek and I. Kupec written in the 1960s featuring sculptures, i.e. funeral monuments – as the witnesses, opponents, objects of historical changes. The interconnections between sculptures and lyric texts occurring in the article were inspired the works of R. Jakobson and Z. Mathauser. The article takes notice of the 1960s reflections on sculpture by D. Tatarka and J. Patočka. It confronts sculptures and city as such in Strážay´s work with the poem by F. Halas written in the troubled late 1930s. The Strážay´s ascetic, minimalist poem is situated amongst other lyric texts giving historical accounts of the late 1980s (I. Laučík, I. Kupec) and on the distant horizon of the emphatic possibilities of poetry opened up in the 1960s (M. Válek, J. Ondruš).
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