“Sarajevan Text” in the Poetry of Abdulah Sidran Cover Image

“Sarajevski tekst” u poeziji Abdulaha Sidrana
“Sarajevan Text” in the Poetry of Abdulah Sidran

Author(s): Nehrudin Rebihić
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Bosansko filološko društvo
Keywords: Abdulah Sidran; “Sarajevan text”; memory; city; palimpsest; war; representation; space;

Summary/Abstract: The aim is to present the idea and memory figure “Sarajevan text” in Bosniak literature, using the example of poetic works by Abdulah Sidran. Sidran’s poetry collections represent Sarajevo in different ways: Sarajevan Collection (Sarajevska zbirka) interprets Sarajevo as a policy, a city with a significant historical and cultural repository of memory; The Coffin of Sarajevo (Sarajevski tabut) presents it through the metaphor of the city under siege; and Affliction (Morija) depicts it as a necropolis. This article seeks to determine how literary texts participate in the creation of the image and knowledge of a particular space, and how their projections and representations of space become “real” and “realistic”.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 186-203
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian