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Literackie i dziennikarskie dossier Mariji Jurić Zagorkiej
Literary and journalistic dossier of Marija Jurić Zagorka

Author(s): Małgorzata Vrazić
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: feminism; feminist movement at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century; popular literature; serialized novel; historical novel; feminist novel; Croatian modernist literature
Summary/Abstract: The text presents Zagorka as a writer and a journalist emphasising the problems of feminism in Croatia, as well as her political activities, i.e. the fight against Germanisation and Magyarisation of Croatian culture. Zagorka was an educator, both as a feminist and as an activist, trying to raise awareness regarding the most important problems of women emancipation process, but also as a writer – the author of popular historical novels trying to break the German novel monopoly and introduce the country’s history to Croatian people, and show women as active participants of historical events. The writer’s biography is at the same time the history of Croatian feminism. Zagorka herself was aware of that fact, which is why she wrote memoirs and novels based on her own experiences. Each novel being published made Zagorka more and more popular with the readers. The literary critics, however, did not appreciate her works. The attitude to Zagorka’s novels was finally changed in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

  • Page Range: 207-221
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish