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Aspecte ale romanului comic slovac
Aspects of the Slovak comic novel

Author(s): Dagmar Maria Anoca
Subject(s): Novel, Comparative Study of Literature, Slovak Literature, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Slovak literature; laughter; culture of the laughter; comic;

Summary/Abstract: The author makes a presentation of the Slovak comic novel based on the related bibliographies (especially the works of M.M. Bahtin, Corneliu Barborică and Peter Darovec). Novels such as René mládenca, príhody a skúsenosti (René, a Young Man, Events and Experiences) by Jozef Ignác Bajza (1783), Bendegúz (1841) by Ján Chalupka, Reštavrácia (The Restauration) by Ján Kalinčiak (1822- 1871), Faustiáda by Jonáš Záborský (1812-1876) and Večne je zelený (Forever Green) (1989) that was written much later fall into this category. Yet, the author thouroughly focuses only on Bendegúz (1841) by Ján Chalupka and Faustiáda by Jonáš Záborský. In these works laughter shapes into comic, humor, irony, satire, pamphlet, anecdote etc., which are meant to reveal the most stringent aspects of reality (national oppression, lack of national consciousness, social relations, and immorality).

  • Issue Year: XLIX/2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 7-22
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian