Disputes and Conflicts Among Slovak Writers Between the Years 1945 – 1948
Author: Pavčík Filip
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2018, vol.: 22, number: 2, pages: 382-407
Abstract: The study focuses on the Slovak literary life between the years 1945 – 1948, especially on the relations and conflicts among Slovak writers and intellectuals in the short period before the communist coup. In the paper are analysed public reactions to the cleansing of Slovak cultural life in the contemporary cultural journals, whereas the author pays attention mainly on the communist writers. Although these intellectuals were members of the Communist party, many of them had different opinions on how to deal with the problem of cleansing after the second world war. The study wants to emphasize variability of opinions among the communist´s writers and the attention of the study is turned to the interior of the writer´s community, who has been traditionally quarrelled since the first Czechoslovak republic and divided by personal conflicts.
Key words: Union of Slovak Writers; The Cleansing of Cultural Life; Cultural Journals; Nationalism; Czechoslovakism; Slovak Communist Intellectuals; Communist Party of Slovakia; Ladislav Novomeský;
Publication order reference: Slovenská akadémia vied, Historický ústav, Klemensova 19, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, mail: email@example.com