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Ćatićeva poetika liminalnosti
Ćatić's Poetics of Liminality

Author(s): Enver Kazaz
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: J.U. Javna biblioteka »Alija Isaković«, Gradačac
Keywords: The reception of Ćatić's poetry and possibility of interpretation; europeanization and Bosnian cultural identity; Bosnian literary tradition; Modernism; Oriental tradition; Ćatić's synthetic poetics; Ćatić and modernistic spirit

Summary/Abstract: Literary work of Musa Ćazim Ćatić experienced great critical reception, and among a few books and studies the study of Tin Ujević is especially distinguished - there the border position of Ćatić's poetry was pointed out, the position between literary inheritance and poetics of Modernism. Meanwhile, the former critical reception has not exhausted eventual contextualizations and new interpretative frameworks, brought on the trace of poststructural literary theory. In such poststructural reading, the new meanings and new qualitative contents of Ćatić's opus are appearing. On the one hand, they present the difference of modality between culturological drama and drama of identity, historical and social transformation, and on the other hand they emphasize and elaborate immanent peculiarity of Ćatić's poetry, which is appeared as the poetics of liminality, poetics that grew on the cultural but also on the poetic border. In the Ćatić's case, poetics of liminality is realizing, among other things, as very successful articulation of heritage of Bosnian and oriental poetic tradition on the one hand, and new contents of European modernism on the other hand.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 25-26
  • Page Range: 150-157
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bosnian