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The Theme of Escape in Old Literature from Dubrovnik


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Fališevac, Dunja. (2010). The Theme of Escape in Old Literature from Dubrovnik. Dani Hvarskoga kazališta : Građa i rasprave o hrvatskoj književnosti i kazalištu, 36(1). pp. 11-46. ISSN 1849-0255

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The idea of escape is semantically rich and has many meanings: it indicates the reaction to difficult, embarrassing, and often dangerous position in which an individual can find himself. The escape, however, doesn’t indicate only some irrational reaction on a frustrating situation; the escape can also provoke an active and constructive reaction of an individual on a poor state in which he found himself, and a wish to find satisfactory solution. The theme of escape is not frequent only in literature from the time of romanticism, hitherto, but it also appears in old literature from Dubrovnik. besides in different variants of pastorals, where the theme of escape is the central weft of the plot, as well as the dominant characteristic of characters, the escape as the theme or the motive appears also in many other literary genres of Dubrovnik’s early literature, namely as the escape in space, the escape in different time coordinates, the escape in inner self, into numinous and esoteric. The theme or the motive of the escape is described and analyzed in representative genres, such as: pastoral, comedy (Držić), reflexive lyricism (Vetranović), dramas in form of a libretto (Palmotić), poems (Vetranović), epic poems (Gundulić), religious poems (Gundulić, Bunić Vučić, I. Đurđević), love lyricism (Bunić Vučić, I. Đurđević), comic – parody poem (I. Đurđević), epigrammatic poetry (R. Kunić), and it showed the meaning of that theme in particular works of old Dubrovnik’s writers, and what kind of meaning it acquires.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Comparative literature
Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 09:49
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 09:49

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