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Два симболичка модуса
Two Symbolical Modes

Author(s): Vuk M. Petrović
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филолошки факултет Универзитета у Бањој Луци
Keywords: Figuration; Symbolics; Naturalism; Parable; Mirroring; Transcendentality; Absolute; Universe; Negative harmony; Paradox; Humour;

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses universal, formal and semantic principles of total literature as an art. This text draws a distinction between non-artistic mimetism of naturalism and complete aestheticism of figural symbolism. The latter is based on expressive shaping of a textual world as a poetical picture of absolute spheres. The two symbolical modes differ in their attitude towards textual category of absolute. Classic-romantic symbolism creates a harmony of expressed physical finity and suggested transexpressive metaphysical ideals. Kafkaesque symbolism, however, retains the form of a poetical world as a picture of the universe, but refigurates its meaning: the universe rests no longer on affirmative physical-metaphysical harmony, but on the negativity of chaos, which – in an artistic sense – still represents the picture of absolute order.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 211-232
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian