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The poems of Ana Katarina Zrinski - poetics and context


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Dukić, Davor and Lukec, Jasmina. (2017). The poems of Ana Katarina Zrinski - poetics and context. Croatica: časopis za hrvatski jezik, književnost i kulturu, 41(61). pp. 273-294. ISSN 1849-1111

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In the mid-1980s a manuscript collection of poems was discovered, which had supposedly belonged to Ana Katarina Zrinski (c. 1625-1673) and which contains poems she had written herself. The collection was recently published (Pjesmarica Ane Katarine Zrinske, ed. J. Bratulić, Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2014), thus enabling comprehensive research which was initiated by Ivan Zvonar (2006) even before the collection had been published. Our analysis draws on his research. The paper brings a short description of the collection’s contents and its structure, and then goes on to determine which poems may be attributed to Ana Katarina Zrinski. The analysis of those poems is based on identifying motifs that correspond to the biography of the supposed author and on pointing out metrical, stylistic and thematic similarities between the supposed Katarina’s poems and the poetry written by her husband Petar Zrinski and brother Fran Krsto Frankopan. We come to the conclusion that 31 poems in the collection can be attributed to Katarina, and find new evidence in support of Ivan Zvonar’s hypothesis that her work had strongly influenced the poetry of her younger brother.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ana Katarina Zrinski, The Ozalj Linguistic and Literary Circle, manuscript collections of Kajkavian poems, Fran Krsto Frankopan
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 11:16
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 11:16

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