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Poezija Maka Dizdara nakon Kamenog spavača
Mak Dizdar’s Poetry after Stone Sleeper

Author(s): Dijana Hadžizukić
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Univerzitet »Džemal Bijedić« u Mostaru
Keywords: Modra rijeka; Splav; Doskoci;Neizvjesnost; Nesuglasja;
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the text is to analyze Mak Dizdar’s poems first published in his last collection, that have not been treated much by critics, mostly due to their predominant infatuation by The Stone Sleeper. In our intentions to diachronically treat Mak Dizdar’s poetry and barely brush some of the most important motifs and manner of his artistic shaping, one can find an attempt to find the answer: which way would Mak’s poetry have turned in some later, unwritten collections? That is why we will select a few poems one may find different and genuinely new, and we can perceive as a possible path the poet would have taken. As more representative examples of this sort we will take the following poems: “Outwits”, “Completely literal dream amongst naked parallels”, “Raft”, “Disagreements” and “Uncertainty” in which, along side experimenting with sound the poet experiments with the language thus demanding readers’ active participation and contribution. Mak’s duality is present from the first collection, dominant in The Stone Sleeper, so it found its place in the last collection as well. But, instead of a man torn between the Heaven and Earth through history and religion, in Blue River we can more commonly find a man torn between silence and words, between his quest to find the truth and his cognition about not being able to find it, between the quest for peace and beauty of restlessness brought by wondering about. By extending his metaphorical-poetic range Dizdar also extended possibilities from lexical-syntactic variants of totally canceling the most commonly obligatory second part of the syntagm to burdening with meaning semantically dependent words. In all the analyzed poems it is possible to recognize Jacobson’s theory of the artistic meaning of grammatical forms as well as examples of semantization of formal elements of the lyrical texts.

  • Page Range: 135-146
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Bosnian