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Literatura fantastyczna – przypadek chorwacki
Speculative Fiction – The Croatian Case

Author(s): Antonina Kurtok
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article synthetically presents the circumstances and conditions of the evolutionof speculative fiction in Croatia, its place and role in the literary-historicalprocess, as well as its significance for the evolution of Croatian literature in lateryears. Croatian speculative fiction is something of a phenomenon in the local literary/cultural space: it is identified in nearly all theoretical, critical or literary-historicalstudies with only one generation of writers publishing their texts in the 1970s. Theactivity of the so-called “fantasts” (fantastičari), also named “borgesians” or creatorsof “young prose,” was an expression of opposition towards the socially-engagedliterature (stvarnosna proza), dominating at that time.

  • Page Range: 123-132
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish