MLADÝ LITERÁRNY KRITIK (A VEDEC) PETER ZAJAC
Young literary critic (and scientist) Peter Zajac
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The paper written on the occasion of Peter Zajac´s 70th birthday looks back at his beginnings as a literary critic in the late 1960s. At that time he formed a polemic stance on the domineering discourse of the 1960s, however, from the outset of normalization in the 1970s he adopted many elements of Milan Hamada´s ethical and noetic conception. The following decades saw him mainly advocating the variety of Slovak literature and its genres. The paper characterizes the algorithm of Zajac´s cognitive methods as he developed it in his scientific writings aimed at the formation of a dynamic model. The lifelong basis of his relation to reality is the feeling of permanent crisis. It is a positive understanding of crisis as a productive situation, which makes a self-consciously reflect on each life situation and make decisions, which in effect make the system more dynamic and initiate the process of establishing functioning structures.
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