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Poetska preobraženja Antuna Branka Šimića (Sastanak sa sobom, Bolesnik, Moja preobraženja, Izgubljen)
Poetic metamorphosis of A.B. Šimić

Author(s): Irma Marić
Subject(s): Bosnian Literature, Croatian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Fakultet humanističkih nauka, Univerzitet »Džemal Bijedić« u Mostaru
Keywords: poetics; metamorphosis; catharsis;
Summary/Abstract: Antun Branko Simic’s work ‘Poetic Metamorphosis of a.b.Simic’ is going to be the basis for my attempt of pointing out the essence of the basic creative premises in poetry (selected poems) of the above mentioned poet. In this summary, I want to draw attention to a phenomenon of human’s spirit which absorbs conscious and subconscious, endeavoring to unify the two sides of a single soul and to explore its own path, the mutual path. According to Marcel Schneider, who talks about the spheres of conscious and subconscious, we can make a conclusion that there isn’t an aspect of absolute inaction. Antun Branko Simic’s poetry is also a path of restlesness. Using it as a way of reflecting, we find the mysteries, backlog of unsolved things which lead us to more questionings. Furthermore, in reading Simic’s poetry, I can rely on Schneider’s idea about dark layers which influence the course and the the shape of conscious experience, which are picturesquely interpreted as ‘subconscious’ in Psychology. Thoughts and feelings are, sometimes being playful and joyful, and sometimes the jailers and tramps, thrown and redundant, the deceitful rebels that enjoy the mental order. This explanation of ‘deceitful rebels’ I find in Simic’s ‘ poetics of metamorphosis fathoming in the redundant tragic fate and personification of the absurd on the one hand, and the ruthless struggle of internal conflict, which he uses to flee from a spider’s web, on the other hand.

  • Page Range: 195-200
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Bosnian