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Magic Elements in Slovak Romantic Ballads
Magic Elements in Slovak Romantic Ballads

Author(s): Irena Malec
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Customs / Folklore, Studies of Literature, Slovak Literature, Culture and social structure
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Slovak; ballads; magic; magic elements; folk oral literature;
Summary/Abstract: Interest in folk oral literature was a general European phenomenon in the period of Romanticism. The motifs of folk poetry penetrated into creative artistic writing in German, English, Polish and Czech literature. Romantic thinking in these literatures was based on the contrasts between nature and culture, emotion and reason, life and civilization, living and dead truths and laws. By returning to nature, Romanticism opposed Classical artificiality and a civilization based on rational consideration.

  • Page Range: 245-250
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2005
  • Language: English