(Freedom and Dreams)
11. The relativistic and materialistic perception of mankind (The postmodern and the work of Dominik Tatarka)
The relativistic and materialistic perception of mankind
(The postmodern and the work of Dominik Tatarka)
11.1 Dominik Tatarka in contemporary reflections
In the expanded revised edition of Dejiny slovenskej literatúry (History of Slovak Literature) Viliam Marčok in the sub-chapter The so-called fictional situation and gradual regeneration of courage for an alternative viewpoint. Dissident prose. The definitive arrival of the postmodern (1976 – 1988)1 writes:
“In records of the spontaneous and uncorrected movements of his free spirit, which he himself called písačky (writings), he began a radical reconstruction and defence of his own – and our – private individuality. The crystallization points of this reconstruction became the obscenely candid records of his own erotic experiences and desires. He left his own dreams, visions, deliberations and memories to whirl around them, along with fragments of stories, records of persecution by the security forces, fragments of sent and unsent correspondence, angry pamphlets on period texts and attitudes, etc. Thus, a frank and multi-genre anti-literary record of courage regarding the freedom of the spirit arose. (…..) By applying the perspectives of an uncensored autobiography, thematizinga person outside of great histories and ideologies, aiming for ← 187 | 188 → a multi-genre and ostentatiously anti-literary method of presentation (P. Zajac), his texts spontaneously embody the main tendencies of the postmodern.”
Marčok in this synopsis joins in a short paragraph a summary of the work of Tatarka and a summary of the opinions of...
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