Pátranie po živote, kráse a osamelosti : Analýza vybraných aspektov autobiografie Jána Kollára
Searching for life, beauty and solitude : Analysing selected aspects of Ján Kollár´s autobiography
This study analyses the key poetological and typological aspects of Ján Kollár´s autobiography Pamäti z mladších rokov života. The first part analyses the external impulses behind the creation of the text and hence the period genre discourse structure in order to point out its specific (initiation) status. Works that may have acted as an inspiration for Kollár as he drafted his text are also the subject of analysis and comparison. The second part of the study focuses on a detailed analysis of individual epic levels of Pamäti, with a foregrounded Slavonic ethnicity creation process and its key constitutive factors and symbols. The second prominent aspect is the reflection of the aesthetic category in the text of the autobiography in association with its formal (syntactic and stylistic) and content-based components. The study centres around an analysis of the category of the characters, one of the most important elements in the autobiography (taking into account the psychological elaborateness and the episodic nature of the individual characters). This chapter is also partially focused on the self-identification of the autobiographical subject and the problem of forming relations with those around (social communication). The final part of the study comprises a compositional and genological characterization of the work.