Preromantimus and Biedermeier

Slovak Pre-Romantic literature is represented by the heterothallic Czechoslovak author Ján Kollár with his poetical composition Slávy dcera (The Daughter of Sláva, 1824), which reflects a Petrarchan tradition referring to personally-experienced emotionality. There we can also see a typical Kollár motif of nationally-motivated loveliness, which was to be reflected in works of the following Romantic generation.
In the 1830s Slovak literature was influenced by the Biedermeier lifestyle, which addressed mostly non-elite groups of society. It emphasised the emotional aspects of a man, a modest life position and orientation to the idyllic form of privacy of the burgher life. Literary texts, which were orientated in this way, were brought to readers particularly through the almanacs Hronka and Zora. It was through his almanac that the publisher of Hronka, Karol Kuzmány, published his idyllic epic Bela (1836), which is considered to be a typical Slovak example of the Biedermeier literary style. In prose Anton Ottmayer is a typical representative of this literary style.