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A történelem terhe a többkultúrájúságban
The burden of history in multiculturalism

On the poetry of Dragan Velikić

Author(s): Jutka Rudaš
Subject(s): Serbian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: Dragan Velikić; historical narrative; cultural remembrance; micro-history; collective identity

Summary/Abstract: Dragan Velikić sets the historic experience and the questions of existence into the horizon of an open, plural thinking, and formulates the internal and external strata of a travel from Pula to Vienna via Budapest and Belgrade with a refined sensitivity and in a versatile way. He unveils to us the de-mythologised history of this region through the remembrance of the individual and the collective, establishing a strong system of reference. Velikić explains the linking impact of the connective structure on a social layer and temporal dimension, where the chains of actions align into recognisable patterns as an identifiable moment of a common culture. All this is an archived memory, where, to quote Ricouer, the “all-time-self-reality” of the memory is expanded by the “all-time-common-reality” through analogical transmission. The study wishes to research the extent to which the poetics of Velikić is able to mobilize the far-reaching cultural forms and social processes. His novels mark the region in a fluctuating era in which he clearly shows the historical sensibility of being polarised, celebrating the heterogeneity of cultural experience.

  • Issue Year: 22/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-35
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian