I. Andrić’s ‘Turkish Stories’ and Literary-Cultural Archive of His Narrative-Novelistic Work Cover Image

“Turske priče” I. Andrića i književno--kulturalni arhiv njegova pripovjedačko- -romanesknog djela
I. Andrić’s ‘Turkish Stories’ and Literary-Cultural Archive of His Narrative-Novelistic Work

Author(s): Sanjin Kodrić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Bosansko filološko društvo
Keywords: pripovjedačko-romaneskno djelo I. Andrića; književno-kulturalni arhiv; Bosna; “turska priča”; “turska tema”; orijentalizam; balkanizam; imagologija; interkulturalnost

Summary/Abstract: Already in his first story Put Alije Đerzeleza (1920), as well as in those which soon follow in the author’s literary practice, I. Andrić indicated some of the basic directions of the development of his entire massive narrative-novelistic work, while opening series of the so-called ‘Turkish stories’, or – more precisely – the ‘Turkish theme’ in his opus, which will be one of the pivots of his overall subsequent literary work. Dealing with this theme will result in the particular complexity of the author’s literary world, which was noticed relatively early, while today, in the time of domination of culturally oriented literary studies, but also in the context of still lasting complex (re)definitions of South-Slavic literary and cultural identities, this complexity has become even more obvious. This all leads to the question of literary-cultural archive of Andrić’s narrative-novelistic work as a particular wider semiotic framework in which the author’s work is produced and in which, while taking its positions in it, it acquires its meanings, and finally to the question of Andrić’s literary work as a literary place of intercultural dialogue.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 228-249
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bosnian