The Mediterranean Heritage in Nazor's novel "Pastir Loda" Cover Image

Mediteranska baština u Nazorovu romanu "Pastir Loda"
The Mediterranean Heritage in Nazor's novel "Pastir Loda"

Author(s): Zvjezdana Rados
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Croatian Studies Centre
Keywords: Vladimir Nazor; Croatian literature; Mediterranean

Summary/Abstract: In writing a historical novel about “Brač – an island with no histoy”, Nazor starts from the premise that the “true history of the people and their region” actually lies within themselves. That is why he searches for the traces of past times in a local man in whom he recognizes covert layers of archaic Croatian Mediterranean heritage and the deep roots of various Mediterranean traditions and cultures – from those of Greek and Roman and Early Christian and pagan Slavic to Christian Croatian, Venetian, and other cultures. The main character of the novel – faun Brah/shepherd Loda – is witness to and participant in a two-thousandyear history of the island of Brač (and of Croatia and the Slavic and Mediterranean worlds), which has accumulated in him and formed him into the Croat – the Slav – the “Mediterranean of the old breed”.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 157-167
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Croatian