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A History of Slovak Literature

A History of Slovak Literature

by Peter Petro
     
 

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In spite of its richness and long history, Slovak literature is one of the least-known Slavic literatures in the English-speaking world. Few translations of Slovak works exist and until now there has been no systematic English-language history of the field. A History of Slovak Literature provides an excellent introduction to this important but overlooked body of

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In spite of its richness and long history, Slovak literature is one of the least-known Slavic literatures in the English-speaking world. Few translations of Slovak works exist and until now there has been no systematic English-language history of the field. A History of Slovak Literature provides an excellent introduction to this important but overlooked body of writing.

Starting with the Great Moravian period, Peter Petro surveys one thousand years of Slovak literature. He examines the medieval, Renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, realist, and modern periods and highlights the contributions of such writers as Hronsky, Hviezdoslav, Kollar, Kukucin, Nedozersky, Papanek, Rufus, Safarik, Tatarka, Tranovsky, Vajansky, and Zaborsky.

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Petro (Russian, East European, and comparative literature, U. of British Columbia) writes a concise history of Slovak literature, examining in turn the medieval, Renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, realist, and modern periods. Authors examined include Hronsky, Hviezdoslav, Killar, and others; some authors are presented to English-speaking audiences for the first time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A detailed introduction to the thousand-year history of Slovak literature ... Along with translations of short passages from key works, many appearing in English for the first time, the author provides a wealth of detail about each writer's life and aspirations. No significant Slovak writer or literary event escapes mention in this highly readable narrative." E.J. Vajda, Choice "Scholars in the West who work in the field, as well as those in comparative literature, will profit from being able to consult this well-thought-out and up-to-date history of Slovak literature." Gleb Zekulin, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773513112
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1995
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.80(d)

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