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Nazira: poetska poveznica bošnjačkih divanskih pjesnika s književnošću orijentalno-islamskog kulturnog kruga
Nazira: Poetical Link between Bosnian Diwan Poets and Literature of Oriental-Islamic Cultural Realm

Author(s): Alena Ćatović, Namir Karahalilović
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu
Keywords: Nazira; Imitation / emulative poetry; transformation; text; intertext; intertextuality

Summary/Abstract: Nazira is a specific form of divan poetry within the Oriental-Islamic cultural realm, in which a poet imitates another poet on lexical, syntactic and semantic level. Thus, a famous couplet by Hafiz Shirazi, a renowned 14th century Persian poetry writer, was used as blueprint for several naziras written by Ottoman and Bosnian poets in Persian language. This paper, after a brief introductory discussion of nazira as a literary form and its place in the literary history, discusses the Shirazi’s couplet and naziras inspired thereby and analyzes inter-textual relations between them in the light of contemporary literary theories. As a result, it confirms that each of the definition of imitation by Gerard Genette, and understanding of poem as unity of text and intertext by Michael Riffaterre, as well as definition of inter-textuality is viewed as applicable.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 62
  • Page Range: 163-175
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bosnian