The Czechoslovak Review/Volume 2/Slovak paper about Prague events


The principal, and almost the only surviving Slovak newspaper, “Slovenský Týždenník", has this to say of the Slovak participation in the Prague celebrations:

Over twenty people came from our land, but what gave special weight to the Slovak participation, was the presence of Hviezdoslav, the greatest and noblest poet not of the Slovaks only, but of the entire contemporaneous Slav world. It was the first time that our prophet, the pride of our literature, undertook to come out publicly as the spokesman of his people. We Slovaks are not abandoned people, when poets speak for us; we are not a poor people, when Hviezdoslav is our spokesman. Ut to now our people looked upon Hviezdoslav with great respect and admiration as upon a great genius; now a deep satisfaction is in our hearts, when we realize that we have the right kind of spiritual leadership. Crowds of people in Prague, great and small, noble and common guests and citizens, surrounded our bard with expressions of love and respect.”

This work was published before January 1, 1927 and it is anonymous or pseudonymous due to unknown authorship. It is in the public domain in the United States as well as countries and areas where the copyright terms of anonymous or pseudonymous works are 95 years or less since publication.