In defense of Croatian. Issues of identity in the journal “Krugovi” (1952–1958) Cover Image
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W obronie chorwackości. Kwestie tożsamościowe na łamach czasopisma „Krugovi” (1952–1958)
In defense of Croatian. Issues of identity in the journal “Krugovi” (1952–1958)

Author(s): Natalia Wyszogrodzka-Liberadzka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Krugovi; Croatian identity; communist Yougoslavia; literary generation
Summary/Abstract: In the historical and cultural narrative of the 1950s in Croatia, one of the most important points is the release of the first issue of the “Krugovi” magazine in 1952. The writers that gathered around the newly formed magazine started a period of affirmation of diversity and praise of creative freedom in any possible form. The young generation did not agree with the imposed dogmas and promoted aesthetic clichés, but they did not fight openly.Nevertheless, despite the fact that the magazine was proclaimed apolitical, the authorsfailed to keep a hundred percent of impartiality and they sometimes spoke on issues theyconsidered important, such as the signing of the agreement of Novi Sad in 1954, whichthey considered harmful in reference to the Croatian language.