Contacts and Confrontations I: Lermontov, Gorki, Bely, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Leonov, Kazakov, Voronsky, Lukács, Stojnić,Dąbrowska, Hłasko, Andrić, SIjarić, Cvijetić, Ramić Cover Image

Doticaji i suočenja I : Ljermontov, Gorki, Beli, Šolohov, Pasternak, Leonov, Kazakov, Voronski, Lukač, Stojnić, Dombrovska, Hlasko, Andrić, Sijarić, Cvijetić, Ramić
Contacts and Confrontations I: Lermontov, Gorki, Bely, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Leonov, Kazakov, Voronsky, Lukács, Stojnić,Dąbrowska, Hłasko, Andrić, SIjarić, Cvijetić, Ramić

Author(s): Nazif Kusturica
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Bosnian Literature, Russian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Slavistički komitet BiH
Keywords: Bosnian literature; Russian literature; Maksim Gorky; Lermontov; Andrei Bely; Sholokhov; Voronsky; Lukacs; Dabrowska; Hlasko; Andrić; Sijarić; Cvijetić; Ramić;
Summary/Abstract: The first edition of this book under the title Contacts and Confrontations (originally Doticaji i sučenja) was published in the year 1976 by Svjetlost publishing house in Sarajevo. The largest number of the essays included in this selection, which are the result of the author’s research in literary criticism, as well as repercussions of his personal reading, have been written and published in Bosnian-Herzegovinian periodicals Izraz, Život, and Odjek One portion of the texts represents published prefaces and epilogues which have been written as accompaniment to the author’s books Numerous texts dedicated to Maksim Gorky have been the result of the author’s engagement in this Russian writer’s opus during his doctoral studies, as well as his engagement in thea esthetics and poetics of Gorky within the time of Gorky’s laudation, and contestation alike. In the second edition of Contacts and Confrontations I, which serves as the first part of the author’s critically essayistic trilogy, the texts have, within significant interventions, been left as whey were originally. The first part of the book Contacts and Confrontations I has been dedicated to Russian authors; more specifically, to the Russian literature do-main as the fundamental subject of study, which the author had been re-searching at the time of his career as a university professor. The text on Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time, for example, has been written to serve as preface to the author’s own translation of this perhaps most prestigious of Lermontov’s works; prestigious that is to say, not only considering that the main character of the novel can be recognised as thes ummary of Lermontov’s lyrical subjects throughout his poetic opus with a strong bond to the author’s own self, but also considering the significance and meaning which this novel had for the evolution of the Russian prose in the 19th century. The following four essays dedicated to the person and opus of Maksim Gorky represent, to a degree, a concise study on this Russian classic at the brink of the 20th century: Facing Gorky Again, The Manifold Oeuvre, The Subject and Its Style in Gorky’s Opus, and Chekhov – Gorky: The Dramaturgical Counterpoint The study in question offers, throughout approximately forty pages, a versatile evaluation of Gorky’s opus, and the explanation of the place this Russian author holds in relation to the traditional Russian literature, as well as in relation to the changes the literature of the 20thcentury had brought within the specific historical, social, and ideological context Consequently, this work would later provoke various controversies, outlooks, as well as evaluations of Gorky’s opus.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9958-648-14-4
  • Page Count: 155
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Bosnian