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Chorwackie Wyspy Szczęśliwe. Od mitologizacji przestrzeni do fenomenologii miejsca
Croatian Fortunate Isles. From Mythologization of Space to Phenomenology of Place

Author(s): Anna Boguska
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Chorwacja; mitologizacja przestrzeni; fenomenologia miejsca; topos Wysp Szczęśliwych; Slobodan Novak; Już nie u siebie; Senek Karuza; Przewodnik po wyspie; utopia miejsca; utopia czasu; mityzacja przestrzeni; autochton; chorwackie wyspy szczęsliwe

Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes an attempt to draw the phenomenon of Fortunate Isles and its function in Croatian contemporary literature. The analysis is based on two novels: Lost Homeland (1955) by Slobodan Novak and Guidebook around the Island (2005) by Senko Karuza. In the former one, the island of the blessed is presented as a place of Novak’s childhood and is solely his own construction of thought. This utopian structure is a way of escaping from the authentic world which is a synonym of the lost innocence. For Karuza, the topos of Fortunate Isles is a starting point to find the genius loci of the Croatian island and to show the real unknown everyday life of the islanders.

  • Issue Year: 425/2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 79-87
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish