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Reciprocity between the Various Tribes and Dialects of the Slavic Nation


Publication Year: 2009

Published by: Slavica Publishers

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pp. v-vi

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Jan Kollar's Literary Nationalism

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pp. 1-68

Ján Kollár, Lutheran pastor, author of the epic poem Sláwy dcera, polemicist, educational reformer, folk-song collector, and national awakener, transformed Slavic national life in the early years of the nineteenth century. Kollár was a true Pan-Slav, and his network of contacts included not only other Slovaks, but South Slavs, Czechs,...

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A Note on Translation

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pp. 69-72

Translation is always imprecise. A translator should be faithful to the literal meaning of the original text, yet must also attempt to reproduce the style of the original in a new language. Striking a balance between literal content and style inevitably leads to judgment calls. Other scholars confronting Kollár’s work would inevitably have produced a different English text. I would like to explain briefly my own motives for my...

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On Literary Reciprocity between the Various Tribes and Dialects of the Slavic Nation

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pp. 73-136

One of the most beautiful and wondrous flowers which has recently sprouted and developed on the territory inhabited by the many tribes of the Slavic people is the so-called literary reciprocity, in Slavic wzájemnost, Russian Взаимносшь.1 For the first time, after many centuries, the dispersed Slavic tribes again see themselves as one single great people and their various dialects as one single language. They awaken to national...


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pp. 137-146


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E-ISBN-13: 9780893578435
E-ISBN-10: 0893578436
Print-ISBN-13: 9780893573430
Print-ISBN-10: 0893573434

Page Count: 152
Publication Year: 2009

OCLC Number: 810039496
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  • Nationalism and literature -- Slavic countries.
  • Nationalism -- Slavic countries
  • Panslavism.
  • Slavic literature -- History and criticism.
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