V. MINÁČ: Z NEDÁVNYCH ČIAS (CENZÚRA A JEJ DÔSLEDKY NA LITERÁRNU SITUÁCIU DRUHEJ POLOVICE PÄŤDESIATYCH ROKOV)
V. Mináč: From the recent times (censorship and its consequences for the literary situation in the second half of the 1950s)
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The present study draws supports from the findings which were provided to the author in the Slovak National Archive. The findings relate to unpublished writings by the Slovak prose writer and essayist Vladimír Mináč which were banned by the Head Office of Print Media Supervision established in 1953. This is one of the reasons why the study is composed as a commented reading – the author gives more space to retelling the contents of particular works, which is supported by quotations and selected extracts. The individual findings are set in the framework of historical archive materials and texts included in the circulation of information. The examples of the censorship of Mináč´s writings are used to identify the changes in Mináč´s poetics as well as to show various censorship strategies – from explicit bans to various euphemistic and hidden forms of „dissolved censorship“ (explicit and implicit censorship), where the censorship becomes less and less „visible“ and the writer himself gradually adopts the discourse which is identical to the defined positions of the official canon.
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