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Jozef Cíger-Hronský
Catalogue Number:  85
Stamp Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  February 15, 1996
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  2,050,000
FDC Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Jozef Cíger-Hronský (23. 2. 1896, Zvolen - 13. 7. 1960, Luján, Argentina). Writer, originally teacher. He entered the service of "Matica slovenská" in 1933 and was editor of the magazine "Slniečko". From 1933 he was the organisation's secretary, and from 1940 to 1945 its administrator. He was responsible for the establishment of the "Neografia" printing house. Emigrating in 1945, he was president of the Slovak National Council Abroad and honorary president of the League of Slovak Writers and Artists Abroad. In 1959 he founded "Matica slovenská" abroad. His last domicile was Argentina.

As a writer he made his début with the "U nás" collection and the prose work for children, "Najmladší Závodský". His short stories and the novels"Chlieb" and "Jozef Mak" captured social conflicts in the village. He introduced innovative lyrical elements and compositional experimentation into Slovak literary realism ("Pisár Gráč") . In the interwar years he added to his work for children ("Smelý zajko", "Budkáčik a Dubkáčik", "Zlaté hodinky"). In emigration he finished and - in 1948 - published his novel "Andreas Búr Majster" which represents the apex of so-called "lyrical prose".

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