Stone Speaker

Stone Speaker

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The Poet Mak Dizdar (d.1971) has become a cultural icon in contemporary Bosnia-Herzegovina. Inspired by the lapidary imagery and epitaphs of medieval Bosnian tombstones, his best-acclaimed collection of poetry, Stone Sleeper , reawakens the medieval voices and assigns them a new role in the historical imagination of contemporary Bosnians. In this study, Amila Buturovic looks at Stone Sleeper's recovery of the ancestral world as an effort to refashion the sentiments of collective belonging. In treating the medieval tombstones as sites of collective memory, Dizdar's poetry evokes new possibilities for Bosnians to cast aside national differences based primarily on religion and embrace a pluralistic identity rooted in the sacred landscape of medieval Bosnia.Bosnians alike, Bosniaa#39;s location on the map holds the master key to the understanding of Bosnian culture, history, ... medieval geographya€”specifically the stedak burial groundsa€”into the place of contemporary identity formation marks a ... In that sense, the motivations and force of Dizdara#39;s poetry can be best appreciated if one understands the scope of his challenge to ... Alive. When. Contradictions. Accumulate:a€7. Bosnia. in. the. National. Imagination. First, a set of working definitionsanbsp;...

Title:Stone Speaker
Author: A. Buturovic
Publisher:Springer - 2002-05-31

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