ŽÁNROVÁ INICIÁCIA MEMOÁROVÝCH A CESTOPISNÝCH PRÓZ V SLOVENSKEJ LITERATÚRE V OBDOBÍ BAROKA
Genre initiation of the travel memoirs in Slovak Baroque literature
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The main thesis of the paper is the need to review the well-established genre denomination of certain prose collections named as travel memoirs written in the period of Baroque. What seems to be inaccurate in this context is the element „travel“. There are several arguments for correcting the denomination. There is a specific configuration of aesthetic and non-aesthetic functions, a contradiction between the theme and the genre denomination, the actual motives for the writers´ travels being forced, a wider problem of the relationship between the subject and the world, and, finally, the considerable degree of genre attribute syncretism. Another issue is the aesthetic status of the proses, which corresponds to the conventions of the previous literary periods when the literary qualities and aesthetic values tended to be a configuration of means of expression which served to support and promote the ideology in the proses.
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