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From the critic notebook

Author(s): Željko Grahovac
Subject(s): Review
Published by: J.U. Javna biblioteka »Alija Isaković«, Gradačac
Keywords: Vojislav Vujanović; „The Advocate of Light“; literary criticism; poetry; Velimir Milošević; Franjo Bratić; “Nails in mortar“; prose; Sanja Babić-Đulvat; “You who hold the hill on your finger“; Amir Brka; “In my atelier; sixteen Tešanj poets“

Summary/Abstract: "From the critic notebook" is a selection of critical reviews of Željko Grahovac, which refer to recent Bosnian literary and critical production. The first segment is devoted to the book by Vojislav Vujanović „Zatočnik svjetlost“ / „The Advocate of Light“, in which he deals with the poetic opus of Velimir Milošević. Starting from the poetic works, Vujanović consider, combining literary historical and analytical discourse, spiritual and poetic profile of Velimir Milosević, and literary tradition which the poet appears and works in. The second part is review of Franjo Bratić's collection of poetry "Nokti u malteru" / "Nails in Mortar", in which Grahovac, analytically observing qualitative features of Bratić's poetry, emphasizes spiritual-poetc soundness and consistency of this exceptional book. "Koji držiš brdo na svom prstu" / "You Who Hold the Hill on Your Finger" is a novel by Sanja Babić-Đulvat, which is the subject of the third critical review. It is the second novel by this author, in which she portrays and problematize the war topics from the perspective of the “little man“, showing the personal drama of the main character, connected with war trauma, it will be shown, difficult to cross. Grahovac emphasizes skillfully and competently realised composition of the novel, and the procedure for “introspection“ and “interiorization“, as the basis of narrative strategies of the novel. The fourth part is dedicated to the anthology of poetry "U mom atelijeru, šesnaest tešanjskih pjesnika" / "In My Atelier, Sixteen Tešanj Poets", to which the arranger is Amir Brka and publish house The Center for culture and education Tešanj. This is jubilee, hundredth publication of The Center, and involves selection from the poetry of sixteen poets, starting from classics by Musa Ćazim Ćatić, to young poet MelidaTravančić. Studied introduction is written by BH novelist and literary critic Almir Zalihić. In the skillful conceptualized and edited anthology, there are some joint motives and topics, firstly the motif of homeland, and after that the universal topic of "The City", as the natural habitat of the poet and artistic imagination.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 31-32
  • Page Range: 204-215
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian