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Критичка фолклористика Ненада Љубинковића
The Critical Folkloristics of Nenad Ljubinković

Author(s): Nada M. Milošević Đorđević
Subject(s): Serbian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за књижевност и уметност
Summary/Abstract: Writing about the works of Nenad Ljubinković is no easy task, not just because there are almost four hundred of them and because they encompass almost all the topics of importance that Serbian (and not only Serbian) science of folk literature has dealt with, but first of all because each and every one of them poses a challenge of sorts. His texts, marked by a sharp wit, rich in terms of connotations, re-examine accepted interpretations, coming up with new ones, often contrary to the previously established ones, bringing into question the usual ones. In all of Ljubinković’s studies there is a tendency towards discussing the cultural-historical basis of oral creation, which does not mean that other factors are neglected, such as mythological ones or the mutual connections between the oral and the written at a broader comparative level. What connects all of the above is studying folk literature as a phenomenon.

  • Page Range: 15-24
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Serbian