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Егзистенцијална стрепња Александра Тишме
Existential Anxiety of Aleksandar Tišma

Author(s): Ruža S. Knežević Perunović
Subject(s): Serbian Literature, Existentialism, Theory of Literature
Published by: Матица српска

Summary/Abstract: In this study the review of the general characteristics of AleksandarTišma’s work is given, with the focus on the analysis of the themes and motifs of his literary work. In the novels by AleksandarTišma dominant themes are war and the destiny of a man in the war, especially a Jewish man. To talk about the novels of AleksandarTišma primarily means to talk about the quest for identity, about rootlessness and loneliness in a world that is perceived as constant suffering, as danger, fear and search for a safe place, only to realize that such a place does not exist, The author bitterly re-examines the existence of humanistic principles in such a world, and the role of literature in the whole process.

  • Issue Year: 66/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 145-153
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Serbian