A Brief History of Slovak Literature

by Piero Scaruffi (E-mail)
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Josef-Ignac Bajza (Slovakia, 1754): "Rene Mladenca Prihody a Skusenosti/ The Adventures and Experiences of the Young Man Rene'" (1785)
Jan Holly (Slovakia, 1785): "Svatopluk" (1833) [p]
Jan Holly (Slovakia, 1785): "Cyrilo-Metodiada" (1835) [p]
Jan Holly (Slovakia, 1785): "Slav" (1839) [p]
Jan Chalupka (Slovakia, 1791): "Kocurkovo" (1830) [t]
Jan Kollar (Slovakia, 1793): "Slavy Dcera/ Daughter of Slavia" (1824) [p]
Samo Chalupka (Slovakia, 1812): "Mor Ho" (1864) [p]
Jozef-Miloslav Hurban (Slovakia, 1817): "Od Silvestra do Troch Kralov/ From New Years Eve to Epiphany" (1847)
Andrej Sladkovic (Slovakia, 1820): "Marina" (1845) [p]
Andrej Sladkovic (Slovakia, 1820): "Detvan" (1853) [p]
Janko Kral (Slovakia, 1822): "Balady a Piesne" (1876) [p]
Jan Kalinciak (Slovakia, 1822): "Restavracia/ Country Elections" (1860)
Viliam Pauliny-Toth (Slovakia, 1826): "Stare a Nove Piesne" (1863) [p]
Jan Botto (Slovakia, 1829): "Smrt Janosikova" (1862) [p]
Svetozar Hurban-Vajansky (Slovakia, 1847): "Letiace Tiene/ Flying Shadows" (1883)
Svetozar Hurban-Vajansky (Slovakia, 1847): "Sucha Ratolest/ Dry Branch" (1884)
Svetozar Hurban-Vajansky (Slovakia, 1847): "Tatry a More/ The Tatras and the Sea" (1879) [p]
Pavol Orszagh-Hviezdoslav (Slovakia, 1849): "Hajnikova Zena/ The Gamekeeper's Wife" (1886) [p]
Pavol Orszagh-Hviezdoslav (Slovakia, 1849): "Krvave Sonety/ Sonnets of Blood" (1914) [p]
Martin Kukucin (Slovakia, 1860): "Dom v Strani/ House on the Hillside" (1904)
Elena Marothy-Soltesova (Slovakia, 1855): "Proti Prudu/ Controcorrente" (1893)
Ferko Urbanek (Slovakia, 1859): "Stridza Zpod Haja" (18##) [t]
Bozena Slancikova "Timrava" (Slovakia, 1867): "Skusenost" (1902)
Ladislav Nadasi "Jege" (Slovakia, 1866): "Adam Sangala" (1923)
Janko Jesenky (Slovakia, 1874): "Demokrati/ The Democrats" (1937)
Josef Gregor-Tajovsky (Slovakia, 1874) : "Tma" (1912) [t]
Jan Botto "Ivan Krasko" (Slovakia, 1876): "Nox et Solitudo" (1909) [p]
Jan Botto "Ivan Krasko" (Slovakia, 1876): "Verse/ Verses" (1912) [p]
Vladimir Hurban (Slovakia, 1884): "Zem/ Earth" (1931) [t]
Martin Razus (Slovakia, 1888): "Stretnutie/ Meeting" (1937) [p]
Ivan Stodola (Slovakia, 1888): "Komedia" (1944) [t]
Jan Hrusovsky (Slovakia, 1892): "Pompiliova Madona/ Pompilius's Madonna" (1923)
Valentin Beniak (Slovakia, 1894): "Zofia/ Sophia" (1941) [p]
Valentin Beniak (Slovakia, 1894): "Popolec/ Ash Wednesday" (1942) [p]
Jozef Ciger-Hronsky (Slovakia, 1896): "Jozef Mak" (1933)
Jan Smrek (Slovakia, 1898): "Cvalajuce Dni/ Galloping Days" (1925) [p]
Jan Smrek (Slovakia, 1898): "Basnik a Zena/ Poet and Woman" (1934) [p]
Emil-Boleslav Lukac (Slovakia, 1900): "Dunaj a Seina/ The Danube and the Seine" (1925) [p]
Emil-Boleslav Lukac (Slovakia, 1900): "O Laske Nelaskavej/ Of Love Unloving" (1928) [p]
Gejza Vamos (Slovakia, 1901): "Atomy Boha/ Atoms of God" (1928)
Jan Ponican (Slovakia, 1902): "Som" (1923) [p]
Frano Kral (Slovakia, 1903): Cesta Zarubana/ Cut Road" (1934)
Milo Urban (Slovakia, 1904): "Zivy Bic/ The Living Whip" (1927)
Ladislav Novomesky (Slovakia, 1904): "Zivy Bic/ The Living Whip" (1927)
Rudolf Dilong (Slovakia, 1905): "Ja Svaty Frantisek" (1939) [p]
Frantisek Hecko (Slovakia, 1905): "Cervene Vino/ Red Wine" (1948)
Dobroslav Chrobak (Slovakia, 1907): "Drak sa Vracia/ Dragon Returns" (1943)
Masa Halamova (Slovakia, 1908): "Dar/ Gift" (1928) [p]
Margita Figuli (Slovakia, 1909): "Tri Gastanove Kone/ Three Chestnut Horses" (1940) +
Margita Figuli (Slovakia, 1909): "Babylon" (1946)
Julius Barc-Ivan (Slovakia, 1909): "Neznamy" (1944) [t]
Jan Kostra (Slovakia, 1910): "Ave Eva" (1943) [p]
Frantisek Svantner (Slovakia, 1912): "Malka" (1942) [p]
Frantisek Svantner (Slovakia, 1912): "Nevesta Hol/ Upland Bride" (1946)
Frantisek Subik "Andrej Zarnov" (Slovakia, 1903): "Mrtvy/ Dead" (1942) [p]
Rudolf Fabry (Slovakia, 1915): "Utate Ruky/ Severed Arms" (1935) [p]
Rudolf Fabry (Slovakia, 1915): "Ja Je Niekto Iny/ I Is Someone Else" (1946) [p]
Ladislav Mnacko (Slovakia, 1919): "Ako Chuti Moc/ The Taste of Power" (1967)
Dominik Tatarka (Slovakia, 1913): "Demon Suhlasu/ The Demon of Conformity" (1956)
Alfonz Bednar (Slovakia, 1914): "Skleny Vrch/ Glass Peak" (1954)
Alfonz Bednar (Slovakia, 1914): "Hodiny a Minuty/ The Hours and Minutes" (1956)
Jan Brezina (Slovakia, 1917): "Nikdy sa Nestretneme/ We'll Never Meet" (1942) [p]
Stefan Zary (Slovakia, 1918): "Zvieratnik/ Zodiac" (1941) [p]
Rudolf Jasik (Slovakia, 1919): "Namestie Svatej Alzbety/ St Elizabeth's Square" (1958)
Ladislav Mnacko (Slovakia, 1919): "Ako Chutin Moc/ The Taste of Power" (1967)
Vladimir Reisel (Slovakia, 1919): "Zrkadlo a za Zrkadlom" (1946) [p]
Klara Jarunkova (Slovakia, 1922): Tulak/ "Il Vento sull'Erba Nuova" (1975)
Ladislav Tazky (Slovakia, 1924): "Amenmaria/ Amen Mary" (1964)
Miroslav Valek (Slovakia, 1927): "Slovo" (1976) [p]
Milan Rufus (Slovakia, 1928): "Modlitbicky/ Little Prayers" (1992) [p] +
Milan Ferko (Slovakia, 1929): "Svatopluk" (1975)
Anton Kykisch (Slovakia, 1932): "Cas Majstrov/ The Age of the Masters" (1977)
Jan Johanides (Slovakia, 1934): "Marek Koniar a Uhorsky Papez/ Marek Master of Horse and the Hungarian Pope" (1983) +
Jan Johanides (Slovakia, 1934): "Nie/ No" (1966)
Vincent Sikula (Slovakia, 1936): "Majstri/ The Master Carpenters" (1979) +
Vincent Sikula (Slovakia, 1936): "S Rozarkou/ With Rozarka" (1966)
Rudolf Sloboda (Slovakia, 1938): "Britva/ The Razor" (1967) +
Rudolf Sloboda (Slovakia, 1938): "Rozum/ Mind" (1982)
Rudolf Sloboda (Slovakia, 1938): "Druhy Clovek/ Another" (1981) +
Rudolf Sloboda (Slovakia, 1938): "Jesen/ Autumn" (1994)
Marian Kovacik (Slovakia, 1940): "Vodoznak" (1969) [p]
Ladislav Ballek (Slovakia, 1941): "Pomocnik/ The Assistant" (1977)
Ladislav Ballek (Slovakia, 1941): "Agaty/ Acacias" (1981)
Ladislav Ballek (Slovakia, 1941): "Lesne Divadlo/ Forest Theatre" (1987)
Pavel Vilikovsky (Slovakia, 1941): "Prva Veta Spanku" (1983)
Pavel Vilikovsky (Slovakia, 1941): "Vecne je Zeleny/ Ever Green Is" (1989) +
Mila Haugova (Slovakia, 1942): "Ciste Dni" (1990) [p]
Mila Haugova (Slovakia, 1942): "Premenlivy Povrch" (1983) [p]
Mila Haugova (Slovakia, 1942): "Genotexts" (2001) [p]
Milan Zelinka (Slovakia, 1942): "Kvety Ako Drobny Sneh/ Flowers like Snowflakes" (1982)
Dusan Mitana (Slovakia, 1946): "Koniec Hry/ End of Game" (1984)
Lajos Grendel (Slovakia, 1948): "Ostra Strelba" (1981)
Lajos Grendel (Slovakia, 1948): "Einsteinove Zvony" (1992)
Martin Simecka (Slovakia, 1957): "Dzin/ Year of the Frog" (1985)
Peter Pistanek (Slovakia, 1960): "Rivers of Babylon" (1991)
Peter Jaros (Slovakia, 1940): "Tisicrocna Vcela/ Millennial Bee" (1980)
Peter Jaros (Slovakia, 1940): "Popoludnie na Terase/ Afternoon on Terrace" (1963)
Pavel Hruz (Slovakia, 1941): "Chliev a Hry/ Stable and Games" (1990)
Pavel Vilikovsky (Slovakia, 1941): "Kon na Poschodi Slepec vo Vrabloch/ A Horse on the Staircase A Blind Man in Vrabel" (1989)
Pavel Vilikovsky (Slovakia, 1941): "Kruty Strojvodca/ Cruel Engine Driver" (1996)
Ivan Habaj (Slovakia, 1943): "Kolonisti/ Colonists" (1986)
Dusan Dusek (Slovakia, 1946): "Dasky/ Draughts" (1990) [p]
Dusan Mitana (Slovakia, 1946): "Hladanie Strateneho Autora/ The Search for a Missing Author" (1991)
Peter Holka (Slovakia, 1950): "Neha/ Tenderness" (1995)
Jozef Puskas (Slovakia, 1951): "Stvrty Rozmer/ The Fourth Dimension" (1980)
Gustav Murin (Slovakia, 1959): "Ako sa Mas/ How do You do" (1998)
Milos Ziak (Slovakia, 1959): "Gold Zlatko a Zlatousty/ Gold Goldie and Golden Mouth" (1999)
Jani Virk (Slovakia, 1962): "Rahela/ Rachel" (1989)


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