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MODERNITATE ȘI POSTMODERNITATE ÎN LITERATURA SLOVACĂ CONTEMPORANĂ
MODERNITY AND POSTMODERNITY IN CONTEMPORARY SLOVAC LITERATURE

Author(s): Klaudia Gagova
Subject(s): Slovak Literature
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: contemporary Slovak literature; post-communist literature;modern literary trends;literary life after 1989; Slovak prose;

Summary/Abstract: The socialist system (which lasted in Czecho-Slovakia from 1948 until 1989) saw a variety of periods in culture, especially in literature. More relaxed phases were always followed by a wave of suppressions. The sixties are considered the most liberal and therefore the most productive epoch creatively, but, unfortunately, they were interrupted by the Soviet occupation that took place on 21st August 1968. The so-called normalisation, which followed the occupation, meant a disruption of positive developments and had an enormous negative impact on the whole cultural community. When the velvet revolution overturned the totalitarian regime, restored the democratic mechanisms in society and introduced the market economy, these changes unsettled the cultural life and the lives of writers who had to respond to various challenges and find a new way to approach the audience. The literary situation in Slovakia after 1989 was confused for several years. Within a short time, many opposing elements appeared as the writers and also the readers searched for themselves. Gradually, certain trends started to emerge as themes of the new social and literary situation.

  • Issue Year: 25/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-50
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian