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Stvarna i imaginarna konstrukcija sjećanja
Real and imaginary construction of memory

Author(s): Nihad Agić
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: J.U. Javna biblioteka »Alija Isaković«, Gradačac
Keywords: Amir Brka; Literature of Bosnia and Herzegovina; cultural memory; intertextuality; physical places of memory; poetic creativity; poetry; prose; "Monograph of City"; postmodern poetics; rethorical transformations; metalyrical; critical metalyric

Summary/Abstract: Essay by Nihad Agić about poetic and prose works by Amir Brka is analytically derived interpretation of the basic features of a complex prose-poetry poetic of this writer. Agić points out evolutionary changes in the works of poet, indicating the path of development of Amir Brka as a poet, and his intention for the constant search and questioning of the possibilities and forms of expression. "Poetic and prose work by Amir Brka“, Agic said, “combines two types of cultural memory, one articulates intertextuality as a literary memory, while the second type is the physical places of memory." Brka's collection of poetry, from the "Prirodni redoslijed" / “Natural order“ (1996) to the collection „Đavo na Dunavu“ / “The Devil on the Danube“ (2008) testifies to the significant and important stylistic and formal, motif and meaningful transformation of the poetic universe - ranging from the sublime articulation of the tradition of European modernist poetry, and the concept of “metalyrical“, over thematization of drama of losing his father, to “critical metalyric“, a kind of anti-illusionist poetic form, which suggests the limitations of language as a means of expression. The central part of the analysis is devoted to prose discourse, ie. novel "Monografija grada“ / "Monograph of City", which also reflects the particular author's poetics, in this case dominant postmodern provenance.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 31-32
  • Page Range: 186-193
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bosnian