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Stanislav Krakov: fenomenologija unutrašnje svijesti borbe
Stanislav Krakov: Phenomenology of the Inner Consciousness of Combat

Author(s): Časlav D. Koprivica
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Keywords: Stanislav Krakov; literature; combat; war; philosophy of existence; phenomenology; body; Jünger; Merleau-Ponty

Summary/Abstract: In this text, the work of Serbian writer Stanislav Krakov, between the two world wars, the famous, and later, due to ideological divisions, repressed and forgotten figure, is ovserverd through the lens of philosophy of existence and phenomenology. The "philosophical" significance of Krakov's autobiographical war prose, which in the aesthetic, especially formal- innovative aspect, represented the pinnacle of the genre of that time Serbian literature, is that it can be viewed as a first-class document of phenomenological introspection of a man in situation of mortal combat; and the ragne his prose of his prose is, in some respects, without exaggeration, comparable to war prose of Ernst Jünger. But besides his authentic documentality, Krakov's writing is characterized by brilliant insights. So, on the one hand, Krakov can be viewed as a thinker of war and corporeality avant lettre, and, on the other hand, the interpretative contextualization of his prose within the aforementioned philosophical tradition helps us to better understand his literature.

  • Issue Year: 25/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 323-342
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian