Shirokova L.F. The Image of Ľudovít Štúr in Fiction: Strokes to the Portrait
Sources of knowledge about L. Shtur is his canonical visual image – his portrait, as well as the prevailing notions of his political, scientific and literary activities. It is important to study his own writings, speeches, articles, published letters, statements of contemporaries and memories of his closest associates. Outstanding personality of Shtur attracted writers, becoming an artistic image. As an example, analysis of three incarnations of this image in the works of writers of different periods, different ideological positions and different style. Knowlege of this works allows to complete his usual portrait with living human traits, achieve better understanding of the identity of one of the largest figures in Slovak history.
slovak culture, national idea, an artistic image, romanticism, realism, postmodernism