The starting point of the study is an interpretation of the novelette written by Pavel Vilikovsky: 'Vecne je zeleny..' (Everlastingly Green...), published in 1989. Except of the revealing of the inner structure of the book the author tries to show connection with several stages of development in the Slovak literature. The prose of Vilikovsky was written in the first half of 70s, about 15 years before its publishing, and a part of its semantic potential relates to that period of time. The book was also inspirational in a new literary situation after 1989. The author could confront the reading and interpretation through operative probes of the history of literature with some other controversial configurations of the Slovak literary development (60s -70s – 90s). The study is a reflection of wide scale of genres appeared in the novelette of Vilikovsky. They are united by the ironic modality as direct intertextual ways-out of the publication. The historical events (affair of a colonel Redl) as well as their literary realisations (reportages of E. E. Kisch) are parts of the book. Vilikovsky's 'transcription' is not a polemic with some interpretations of the character and stories flowing to us in the stream of the historical events but he polemizes with the historicity as a principle and contemporary praxis. The novelette is also a concrete reaction to the revitalisation of historicity in the second half of 60s representing in the literature by the nationally oriented essayistic works of Vladimir Minac. Coming out from the analysis of the novelette 'Vecne je zeleny...' the author characterises the book as an example of a flexibly transitive structure maintaining its semantic productiveness in the various and sometimes even the controversial receptive situations.