(Freedom and Dreams)
8. Freedom and dreams
Freedom and dreams
“Freedom has such a strong flavour that a person gets the taste to even commit death by starvation. You know, men and nations communicate by acts, by work, by gestures, so let all words drone on, bray on or thunder away.”
D. Tatarka, “O uctievaní bohov” (“On Worshipping the Gods”),
“A dream, that is I, conscious and unconscious, from the time of my ancestors heading somewhere, came through me (…) that my life is a pure river. (…) To unselfishly do something good or pleasant for someone – all of this redeems a person from absurdity, gives a person freedom. (…) Nurture freedom in your soul, my love (…) My soul is all I have now; they’ve not engulfed it.”
Dominik Tatarka: Listy do večnosti (Letters to Eternity), p. 69
8.1 The idea of freedom in the literary modern
As a neo-Romantic movement concentrated in artistic utterances about man, his interior, his position in society, law, honour and acceptance, as an unnatural, but continuously acquired attribute of democratic political-social and private relationships, the modern has brought many notable literary figures and literary situations that can be seen as an artistic period document of transformation.
Words like law, war, nation, or the present appellation “collectivity”, freedom, creation, art etc. are all concepts in whose name events in human history have occurred, in whose name wars have been and still are waged with weapons, but also...
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