Martin as a hometown in the life and work of Anna Horáková-Gašparíková Cover Image

Martin ako rodné mesto v živote a tvorbe Anny Horákovej-Gašparíkovej
Martin as a hometown in the life and work of Anna Horáková-Gašparíková

Author(s): Hana Hrancová
Subject(s): Slovak Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Masarykova univerzita nakladatelství
Keywords: Anna Horáková-Gašparíková; home town; Martin; memoirs; Slovakia;
Summary/Abstract: Anna Horáková-Gašparíková came from the well-known Gašparík family from the city of Martin. Despite the fact that she lived in the Czech lands for the most part of her life, she regularly came back to Martin and maintained an intense contact with her countrymen. Her positive relation to the city was manifested in various forms in her literary work as well. Besides the chapter about Martin in the monograph Slovensko (Slovakia), she dedicated several newspaper articles to the city as well as a small booklet called Údolí Turce. Dva dopisy (The Valley of Turiec. Two Letters) written together with Karl Vik. As a literary critic, she also wrote forewords to collections Jozef G. Tajovský v kritike a spomienkach (Jozef G. Tajovský in Critical Works and Memoirs) and Janko Jesenský v kritike a spomienkach (Janko Jesenský in Critical Works and Memoirs), which represent a probe into the history (as well as the then events) of the city of Martin.

  • Page Range: 55-62
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Slovak