Kusa M. Slovak Translations of Russian Literature in Recent Years
The article is mainly devoted to the recent publications of translated Russian literature in Slovakia. In the first part of the article the situation of the 1990s which followed the decline of state management in editorial policy lasted from 1948 till 1989 is discussed. The influence of economic factors on book market turned most of the publishing houses to Western European and American literature. Thus in the last decade of the twentieth century mainly russian classics (Alexander Pushkin, Anton Chekhov, etc.) and the texts that could not be issuied until 1989 (Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Iosif Brodsky, “Doctor Zhivago” by Boris Pasternak) were published. The situation changed only in the new millennium, which was inspired by the phenomenon of the new generation of readers whom the available translations of russian literature were no longer suffucient, especially since they did not encounter the old ideologized approach to the selection of texts. Thanks to this, in recent years, Russian literature, including the most modern – Eugene Vodolaskin, Guzel Yakhina, etc., – again has managed to occupy the place in the Slovak cultural space that rightfully belongs to it.
Russian literature in Slovakia, translations and their reception, cultural space in Slovakia, the importance of a publisher and translator / translator