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Nahvao – nazbilj Quarrels; Tirena »Affair« and Vetranović’s Apology by Poem honoring Marin Držić


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Šutalo, Goranka. (2009). Nahvao – nazbilj Quarrels; Tirena »Affair« and Vetranović’s Apology by Poem honoring Marin Držić. Dani Hvarskoga kazališta : Građa i rasprave o hrvatskoj književnosti i kazalištu, 35(1). pp. 140-151. ISSN 1849-0255

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In an attempt of understanding the reasons which caused the »affair« regarding Držić’s Tirena, in which he was accused of being a plagiarizer of Mavro Vetranović, it is necessary to take into consideration not only the literary motifs and arguments for the accusation, but also those motives which come from wider social contexts. At the same time, it is important to »touch upon« the problem of both points of view and, according to them, try to answer the basic question in order to solve the afore mentioned »affair«. That question is – Who are Držić’s accusers? It is essential to mention Vetranović’s poem Pjesanca Marinu Držiću u pomoć (The poem about helping Marin Držić) which is, as the testimony of Vetranović’s defense of Držić, a peculiar historic literary document. Držić’s poetic epistle Svitlomu i vridnomu vlastelinu Sabu Nikolinovu (To the illustrious squire Sab Nikolinov) is in the same way important; the author addresses the squire in order to ask for help, witnessing at the same time the importance of the literature in public life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Comparative literature
Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 09:07
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 09:07

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