Communist intelectual Ladislav Novomeský Cover Image

Komunistický intelektuál Ladislav Novomeský
Communist intelectual Ladislav Novomeský

Author(s): Ján Gavura
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), History of Communism
Published by: Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů
Keywords: Czechoslovakia; 20th century; Slovak intellectuals; Ladislav Novomeský; communist party;
Summary/Abstract: The life story of Ladislav Novomeský, Slovakian poet, Czech-Slovak journalist and a politician has been for a long time an object of interest of literature researchers, historians and journalists. This study analyses the milestones of Novomeský life journey and work and also describes some of the breaking points which are the product of individual-society interaction. The author calls attention to humanistic motives in Novomeský thoughts and work that after 1948 got him in some issues in conflict with various tendencies of the KSČ, the power in control of the whole society. J. Gavura makes an effort to describe a gradual change in the relationship between loyal communist “idealist” and course of history, which brought fame and success for Novomeský, but also ostracizing, prison and abuse of his name.

  • Page Range: 114-127
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Czech