Prague and Czech Literature in Josip Osti's Poetry Cover Image

Прага и чешката литература в поезията на Йосип Ости
Prague and Czech Literature in Josip Osti's Poetry

Author(s): Liudmila Mindova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Serbian Literature, Other Language Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Prague; Slav literatures; comparative Slav literatures; inter-literary contacts; poetry
Summary/Abstract: Josip Osti (1945 – ) is one of the contemporary writers whose works reveal remarkably pronounced openness towards, and dialogic connection with, World Literature. Prague and Czech literature occupy a special position in his poetic world. Since he transforms every single poetry volume of his into a “literary home”, Osti re-instils literature with its sacral meaning and role as a defender of meaning and memory. His wonderful verses remember places and landscapes, authors and works. Thus, Golden Prague as well as Jaroslav Hašek, Milan Kundera, Bohumil Hrabal, Miroslav Holub and other Czech writers have their vivid presence in the books of the Bosnian-Slovenian writer, reminding us that for Josip Osti books are much more than fine art objects; they are “angels and home deities”.

  • Page Range: 222-230
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Bulgarian