Philosophical search in the drama of Pavol Orsaga-Gvezdoslava
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Философские искания в драме Павола Орсага- Гвездослава «Ирод и Иродиада» и «Трагедии человека» Имре Мадача
Philosophical search in the drama of Pavol Orsaga-Gvezdoslava "Herod and Herodias" and "Tragedies of man" Imre Madacha

Author(s): Elena Rozhkova
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Hungarian Literature, Slovak Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Ország-Hviezdoslav; Madách; philosophical drama; Slovakian and Hungarian cultural context;

Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt to compare the dramas by Slovakian and Hungarian dramatists. As an introduction a very brief issue throws light upon the Slovakian and Hungarian literary relations, which were the course of coexistence of two nations in the united state field. The outstanding Slovakian poet of the last quarter of the 19th century Pavol Ország-Hviezdoslav admired Hungarian culture and literature. In 1905 he translated into Slovakian “The Tragedy of Man” by Imre Madách and a few years later he wrote his own philosophical drama “Herodes and Herodias”, what made possible to follow some parallels between these works. At first sight there isn’t much in common, however what makes them similar are some philosophical subjects such as the Bible motives, interest in history and human moral problems. At the same time the article deals with genre of these works (dramatical poem, philosophical drama, symbolical poem). The analysis of two dramas makes reasonable to confirm that between them there are typological and contact relations which are the part of the general Slovakian and Hungarian cultural context.

  • Issue Year: 51/2006
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 65-78
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Russian