Folklore and modern in stories by Ćamil Sijarić Cover Image

Folklorno i moderno u pripovijetkama Ćamila Sijarića
Folklore and modern in stories by Ćamil Sijarić

Author(s): Alija Pirić
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: epic narrative space; folklore narrative; nativeland; interference of oral and written tradition; folklore archetype; pre-situation of narration; inner monologue; absolute goal; subjective and psychological time; epic overreaction.

Summary/Abstract: The article polemizes with negative critical-ecstatic definition of native land-regional literature and points that specifically that folklore narration and people's oral archetype, in some stories by Ćamil Sijarić is a comparative advantage on which the author builds his modern narration. In detailed interpretation of Sijarić's stories (Put, Koza, Konj and Hrt) it is possible to reconstruct the author's procedure which is based on oral archetype of folk story. By keeping basic contour of story built by classical narrative procedures; description of road and nature by dialogue among actors, by picture, scene, reflexion and then going into modern discourse with inner monologue and uncovering individuality with emphasized lyrism Sijarić encompasses his multi-level semantic circle. Thus the author conciliates traditional and modern in a piece in which value of his art and creative imagination is directly proportional to his talent for literature, his experience and feeling for phenomenon and spur, rules and impressions, and less to native land and regional belonging of the author and his work. By this procedure Sijarić is contextualized in wider South-Slavic process of interference of oral and written literary tradition, which begins with romantism, and which lasts, by expressing «inherited language and style of oral literature creation and new devises of motives and themes» until nowadays.

  • Issue Year: XLVIII/2007
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 119-135
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bosnian