CONCERNING POETRY AND FICTION (LYRICS AND EPICS) AS THE TWO FORMS OF CRITICAL INITIATION AND INSPIRATION IN DEALING WITH LITERATURE (Na margo poezie a prozy (lyriky a epiky) ako dvoch podob kritickej iniciacie a inspiracie pri praci s literaturou)
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This reflection is a short summary of reading and partly of a work experience with the texts devoted to Slovak literature. They come approximately from the half of the last century. This experience points the title of formulated thesis. Writing about poetry was particularly focused on older personalized line (empathic or critically distant), and stressing more evocation of the work, dealing with the character of an author and methodically progressing a structural line. Inspirational confrontation with transformation in poetry that happened in the end of the 50s and the 60s evolved several interpretational initiatives concentrated on semantically complicated contemporary poetic texts. Fiction, modernized in all transformations, would more correspond with all articulated constituted 'worlds' than contemporary poetry with intermediate self-understanding of society, with its official or alternative explanation and with the 'world' opening explosiveness, contemplativeness, fragmentariness, etc. Analogies of narrative fiction and historiography interpretation could help in a less conflicted transposed fiction in treating history of literature. An experience that makes rather problematic usual work with literature of a strong poetry sort can serve as a reminder: history is not only stated by 'subsequence' and 'similarity' of facts (in all methodological travesties still always by Comte's provenience), but it has non spectacular dimension 'in actu' evolving semantic ruptures, explosions, epiphanies, illuminations, or catastrophes.
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