Magazine DAV in Štefan Drug´s eyes (on the book DAV and Davists)
The paper is written in the form of comments on the book DAV a davisti /DAV and Davists by Štefan Drug. Within the purview of the author´s chronological reconstruction of how the magazine DAV was published, the author makes an attempt to follow the linear time axis, from which he choose several key moments. These are marginally confronted with the contemporary reader´s perspective. It shows that the character of the historical overview of the individual volumes enters into the relationship with the up-to-date literary and historical premises. Despite the historical determinations the key point in the present paper lies in reading Štefan Drug. It is dominated by the view of revealing the author´s open as well as concealed assessments of the contributions to this interwar social and cultural periodical. What is even more significant in the paper is his stated effort to adopt the documentary approach to the individual volumes and editions of the magazine. Štefan Drug uses them to summarize a number of the topics and goals of the whole DAV group, which can be seen from the contemporary viewpoint as one of the ways how to at least partly ensure them a more adequate place in the interwar Slovak cultural and social life.
Ústav slovenskej literatúry SAV, Konventná 13, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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