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title in English: The Life and the Works of Pavol Janík
The Scientific Congress organized by the Slovak Writers' Society and Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (2005)

Mgr. art. Pavol Janik, PhD., was born in 1956 in Bratislava, where he also studied film and television dramaturgy and scriptwriting at the Drama Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VSMU). He has worked at the Ministry of Culture (1983-87), in the media and in advertising. President of the Slovak Writers' Society (2003-07) and the Secretary-General of the SWS (1998-2003, 2007 - ). He has received a number of awards for his literary and advertising work both in his own country and abroad.

This virtuoso of Slovak literature, Pavol Janík, poet, dramatist, prose writer, translator, publicist and copywriter was born on 15. 10. 1956. His literary activities focus mainly on poetry. Even his first book of poems, which appeared a quarter of a century ago, attracted the attention of the leading authorities in Slovak literary circles. He presented himself as a plain-spoken poet with a spontaneous manner of poetic expression and an inclination for irony directed not only at others, but also at himself. This style has become typical of all his work, which in spite of its critical character has also acquired a humorous, even bizarre dimension. His manner of expression is becoming terse to the point of being aphoristic. It is thus perfectly natural that Pavol Janík's literary interests should come to embrace aphorisms founded on a shift of meaning in the form of puns. In his work he is gradually raising some very disturbing questions and pointing to serious problems concerning the further development of humankind, while all the time widening his range of themes and styles. Literary experts liken Janík's poetic virtuosity to that in the work of Miroslav Válek, while in the opinion of the Russian poet, translator and literary critic, Natalia Shvedova, Válek is more profound and Janík more inventive. He has translated in poetic form several collections of poetry and written works of drama with elements of the style of the Theatre of the Absurd. Pavol Janík's literary works have been published not only in Slovakia, but also in Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Macedonia, the Russian Federation, Serbia, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Table of Contents

Ján Tužinský: The Reverence of Janík’s Poetry
Alexej Mikulášek: The Originality and Potentiality of Pavol Janík’s Poetic Creation
Ján Bajánek: The Slovak Poet Pavol Janík in the Transatlantic and Post-modern Context
Andrej Ferko: The Phenomenological View on Pavol Janík
Štefan Murín: The Age of Janík’s Talent and Personality
Laco Zrubec: Idiomatic plays by Pavol Janík
Ireney Baláž: The Humor Snapshots in Pavol Janík’s Poetic Creation
Slavomír Magál: Pavol Janík’s Advertising Invention
Andrej Maťašík: The Dramatic Poet and the Poetic Dramatist
Roman F. Michelko: Pavol Janík as a Creative Publicist
Miloš Mistrík: Janík’s Circles
Andrej Červeňák: Janík Blazes a Trail
Michal Otčenáš: Pavol Janík in the Context of His Generation and His Epoch
Zdenko Kasáč: Pavol Janík’s Poetic and Ironic Creation
Jaroslav Chovanec: Pavol Janík in the Development of the Slovak Society
Jozef Vladár: Pavol Janík as a Historical Publicist
Hedviga Kubišová: Ars Poetica & Pavol Janík
František Štraus: The Structure of Varied Types of Pavol Janík’s Verse
Jozef Čertík: In the center of Pavol Janík’s Life and Works
Pavol Hudík: Pavol Janík’s Radio Works
Jozef Mravík: Pavol Janík’s Asset in the Idea of the Slavic Reciprocity
Natália Kiseľová: The Perception of Pavol Janík’s Creation in Russian Translations
Daria Anisimova: About Word Manipulations in Pavol Janík’s Creation
Natalia Shvedova: Pavol Janík’s Poetic Mastery
Vatyo Rakovski: Pavol Janík in Bulgarian Language
Osvald Zahradník: The Dynamic Creator
Július Lomenčík: The Calendar of Pavol Janík’s Life and Works

Edition Notes

"Materiály z vedeckého seminára Život a dielo Pavla Janíka", ktorý sa konal 8.3.2005 na pôde Univerzity Konštantina Filozofa v Nitre"--t.p. verso.

Edícia Život a dielo
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