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Dizdar i Kazantzakis o Penelopi
Dizdar and Kazantzakis about Penelopa

Author(s): Panajiotis Asimopulos
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, Greek Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Univerzitet »Džemal Bijedić« u Mostaru
Keywords: Penelopa; Kazantzakis; Dizdar;
Summary/Abstract: The female presence has a special place in the poetic firmament of the homeric Iliad and Odyssey where the poet in parallel with the men’s moral idols forms and notes heroines’ character.He celebrates the beauty,the charm and the virtues that should adorn every mortal creating timeless ideals, incomparable standards.Among his heroines emerges Penelope,the extremely loyal and exemplary sensible partner of shrewd and resourceful Odysseus.Reflecting modest grace,spontaneity she is the perfect hostess at the court,dignified,with an original magnificence.From different point of view the poetic inspirations of Greek Nikos Kazantzakis and dominant Herzegovinian poet Mak Dizdar approach to her.This paper focuses on the way in which Homeric Penelope is presented at the verses and words of these important creators.

  • Page Range: 221-228
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Bosnian