THE LITTLE PRINCE BY EXUPERY IN LITERARY CONTEXT IN SLOVAKIA

  • Stanislavova, Z.
Abstract:
The Little Prince, a symbolic fairy tale by A. de Saint Exupery, is one of the pillars of modern European literature; since the first edition (1943) this literary work has been translated into over 200 languages, it has been processed in adaptations for film musicals, operas, animated series, and it still inspires dancers, musicians and writers. At the beginning of the study we briefly outline the reception of the Little Prince and selected creative updates of this story in Slovakia. The core of the study consists of a comparative analysis and interpretation of the story The Little Prince by A. Exupery and the story The Little Princess by the contemporary Slovak author Jan Uliciansky. The relationship between the two literary works we see as a relationship between pre-text and post text. Comparative analysis of both texts follows the presence of direct and indirect intertextual links, citations, allusions and paraphrases of The Little Prince by Exupery in the fairy tale The Little Princess by Uliciansky and the function of these procedures for its aesthetic effect. Uliciansky selects and elaborates such motives of Exupery’s fairy tale, which are key for the meaning of the message and at the same time they uncover the problems that are present in today’s civilized world. We conclude that intertextuality in J. Uliciansky’s concept has a symptom of magic, playfulness and in some places also cryptogram. That testifies about the same feelings of loneliness of contemporary man and about the value of childhood, as it is shown in A. Exupery’s fairy tale.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2020
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
literature studies; intertextuality; symbolic fairy tale; Antoine de Saint Exupery; Jan Uliciansky; comparative analysis
Volume:
7
SGEM Book title:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020
Book number:
1
SGEM Series:
SWS International Scientific Conferences on ART and HUMANITIES - ISCAH
Pages:
181-188
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
25-27 August, 2020
ISBN:
978-619-7603-00-2
ISSN:
2682-9940
Conference:
7th SWS International Scientific Conference on Arts And Humanities - ISCAH 2020, 25-27 August, 2020
DOI:
10.5593/sws.iscah.2020.7.1/s25.22
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