Ilona. My Life with the Bard

A fictionalized biography of Ilona Nováková (1856- 1932), wife of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849-1921), one of Slovakia's most revered poets. By reconstructing the minutiae of Ilona's everyday domestic routines and envisioning her thought processes, Jana Juráňová paints a vivid and subtly ironic portrait of a woman who spent her life in the shadow of her husband. Juráňová debunks the myth of the great artist, showing instead a vain and self-centred man, unwilling to take criticism and oblivious of his wife's needs. Wittily recreating or imagining Hviezdoslav's real-life encounters with fellow writers and literary scholars—based on careful research in historical and literary sources—Jana Juráňová weaves a rich tapestry of cultural, social and political life in fin-de-siècle Slovakia.

Vydavateľstvo

Počet strán

146

Jazyk vydania

Anglický jazyk

Rok vydania

2014

Typ diela

Próza

Druh diela

83 Román. Novely. Poviedky

Originál

Žila som s Hviezdoslavom

Jazyk originálu

Slovenský jazyk

Poradie vydania

1.

Krajina vydania

Spojené štáty

ISBN

978-0-9887903-5-3

Druh väzby

Brožovaná

S podporou

LIC/SLOLIA

Autor predslovu

Silvia Tomášková

Prekladateľ

Julia Sherwood, Peter Sherwood

Autor fotografie

Marek Juráň

Debut

Nie