Pavel Vilikovský (2382 words)


Pavel Vilikovský was widely considered the most influential fiction writer in post-Communist Slovak literature. His writing manages a delicate balance, evoking the multicultural past of Central Europe while analyzing its cruel modern history through his focus on ideology, emotions, and language. Born in central Slovakia in 1941, he spent most of his life in Bratislava, although he briefly studied film in Prague before returning to Slovakia, where he became an editor and translator from English. His first collection of short stories, Citová výchova v marci [A Sentimental Education in March, 1965] shows the combination of sensitivity and satire that characterizes his work: it examines the …

Citation: Sabatos, Charles. "Pavel Vilikovský". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 December 2020 [, accessed 17 April 2021.]

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