Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne, 2014, nr 7


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    Život kao artefakt: Matoševo autorstvo. Povodom knjige Dubravke Oraić Tolić Čitanja Matoša
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Protrka Štimec, Marina
    Paper deals with a conception of Antun Gustav Matoš authorship, regarding his own definition of his life as a work of art. Performing his authorship in a variety of literary texts, letters and notices, he lived in extremes, being flaneur, dandy and a bohem, world traveler and a nationalist ideologist, what infl uenced reception of his work until recent period. Critical and historiographic, as much as other literary works related to AGM follow this „author-centered” positions regarding his life as a work of art, as much as his literary texts as a refl ection of his life. Latest Croatian „Matosiana” book, Dubravka Oraić Tolić̕Reading Matoš (Čitanja Matoša, 2013), attests some traditional critical assumptions regarding authorship of this canonical writer end expands them in a new context. Different theories of literary canon formation, especially those grounded on feminist or psychoanalytical approach, call in question usual strategies in creation and understanding AGM̕ s authorship, aestheticism and anti-modernism.
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    Matoš w nowej optyce teoretycznej
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Nemec, Krešimir
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    Dubravka Oraić Tolić’s Thoughts on Antun Gustav Matoš
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Dujić, Tatjana
    The purpose of this appendage (addendum) is to study a position of the female subject in the fictional prose of Antun Gustav Matoš through the reading of Dubravka Oraić Tolić. This research has shown that female subjects carry, or better to say, possess all features of Matoš’s poetic expression, therefore it is possible to sort them into three different models: woman--mother, woman-aesthetic creation and femme fatale.
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    Hrvatska kratka priča i Antun Gustav Matoš
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Sablić Tomić, Helena
    Antun Gustav Matoš has affirmed the Croatian short story and that is why his short story collections have initiated a major „breakthrough” in terms of this genre’s reception. His narrative oeuvre includes the following collections: Iverje(Wood Shavings, 1899), Novo iverje(New Wood Shavings, 1900) and Umorne priče(Tired Tales, 1909). Depending on the type of motif, his short stories have been read as follows: 1. stories about local people and events; 2. humorous stories about people at home and abroad; 3. stories about unusual, unbelievable „unreal” events; 4. stories of enchanting and yearning love; 5. lyrical cadenzas. His symbolic-grotesque-fantastic story Moć savjesti(The Power of Conscience) marked his entry into the world of narrative literature. In this story, the binary relationship between the theme and the motif is recognised in the gap between the world of wakefulness and the world of dreams, reality and fantasy, what is real and what is unreal, the actual life and the ideal life, the object and the subject. At the same time, however, Matoš is trying to unite these opposites. In his other short stories, unusual plots become an expression of a deep ontological crisis which engulfed the European culture and art during modernism. The maxim of modern art at the turn of the century is „the world is a text”: art is a subjective reconstruction of the world and therefore plots, with all their logical cause and effect relationships, are no longer important since they cannot express other spheres of consciousness. In his short stories, the bizarre plots were used by Matoš to join two worlds, the world of outward reality and the world of imagination, the empirical and the fantastic, the possible and the impossible.
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    Matoš and Whitman: a Comparison of Two Poems
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Mitrovich, Ksenija; Swanson, Martha
    This essay compares Utjeha kose, translated as The Solace of Hair, by Antun Gustav Matoš and Death’s Valleyby Walt Whitman. We analyze similarities in theme, metaphor and poetic style. We also offer a close analysis of verse, together with meter, together with syntax and phonology of the two poems. Matoš and Whitman approach similar themes from different perspectives. However, we find coincidental similarities in both techniques and stylistic devices and the underlying messages of the pieces. We also draw upon our personal vision of the pieces as well as, in the case of Death’s Valleyin particular, outside sources, to form our opinions. It is necessary to say that we had no access to any materials on Matoš, and, therefore, all our statements on The Solace of Hairare our personal conclusions and have no intext or works cited documentation.
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    Portraits of Antun Gustav Matoš by Josip Vaništa and Antun Babić
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Kusik, Vlastimir
    This essay deals with two visual art portraits by the painter Josip Vaništa and the sculptor Antun Babić. The subject is Antun Gustav Matoš, whom each artist depicts according to his own artistic vocabulary and visual language. There is a difference in both the form and the motivation. For Josip Vaništa, A.G. Matoš announced the dawn of Croatian modernism, which was his painterly point of departure, while for A. Babić, A.G. Matoš was a literary figure who belonged to s specific physical space.
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    Krugowcy o Matošu
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Wyszogrodzka-Liberadzka, Natalia
    Antun Gustav Matoš, central figure of Croatian Modernism became an icon and a legend yet in life, which, after the artistʼs death, only strengthened and his infl uence on the further shape of Croatian literature is difficult to deny. On the other hand, he is not the very often mentioned author the literary journal „Krugovi”, and also he is not considered in the first row of the most influential literary patterns for this generation of writers. However, Antun Gustav Matoš’s image that emerges from the pages of „Krugovi”, although incomplete and fragmentary, is extremely interesting. Young writers attempted to comprehensively educate their literary model reader, so they drew attention to artists who were the most valuable for the native literary tradition. Understanding and acknowledging the importance of his achievements and well-deserved place in the history of Croatian literature, young artists were able, however, to an analytical and critical approach, in the majority of cases presenting a solid argument, not limited to duplication of hackneyed slogans.
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    Hermafroditska žena. Retorika spolnosti i femininosti u novelistici A.G. Matoša (na primjeru Cvijeta sa raskršća)
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Vuković, Tvrtko; Žužul, Ivana
    The literary work of A.G. Matoš is characterized by a strong interest in femininity and sexuality. The analyses of female’s figures and sexuality in the author’s oeuvre have strived to imbue these concepts with stable meaning. Our thesis is that sexuality and the rhetoric of femininity are generally unreadable and ambiguous, and that their direct, literal interpretations are based on their unconscious exclusion. The example of the short story Cvijet sa raskršća (Crossroads Flower) shows that the rhetoric of femininity works as a drive of the text and its reading, and that the interpretations, trying to calm the ambiguity of that concept, remain blind to the blindness of insight, for what the text sets as a necessary condition of its own reading and understanding.
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    Matošev Prologdrami ProkletstvoMilana Ogrizovića i Andrije Milčinovića
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Trojan, Ivan
    On 7th May 1907, after publishing the play Prokletstvoin literary magazine „Savremenik”, the censorship approved performing the play in the Croatian national theatre in the theater season 1906/1907 under the condition that it would have passed through some radical changes. However, twenty days later all rehearsals were banned. Authors, Milan Ogrizović and Andrija Milčinović, show their brief union in resisting censorship publishing Prokletstvointo a separate book in year 1907 with Matosʼ Prologuethat critically assails the institutions that stopped the play. Content and repercussions of Matosʼ editorial in Prokletstvoare the starting point of this article that outlines the cultural and political situation in Croatia in the fi rst decade of the 20 th century.
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    O povijesno-književnim (re)konstrukcijama Matoša
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Škvorc, Boris
    This article deals with the constructions of „Matoš” in Croatian histories of literature. Central for the study is Alum Munslow’s thesis that history cannot be „non-narrative”. In that respect the relationship between hi/story and narrative genre is studied on examples of how the „character” of Antun Gustav Matoš, one of the most famous Croatian writers from the beginning of twentieth century, is both perceived and constructed in historical narrative and in philological context that is discursively circled by the narrative.
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    Rijeka i oko nje kod Matoša
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Sorel, Sanjin
    The article discusses the relationship between A.G. Matoš and the city of Rijeka, which can be seen in his work „Oko Rijeke”. The focus of the analysis is in the ideology by which the discourse subject observes the city. From the viewpoint of patriotic ideology, the subject comments on the colonialist relations that occur at the time in Rijeka, but his idealization of patriotic culture, as opposed to „negative” historic, landscape and political status of the city, impede his ability to give an accurate insight. Therefore, his work is inclined to be more political than literary.
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    Matoš i postmoderna, A.G.M. kao matrix hrvatske književnosti
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Rem, Goran
    The article Matoš and Croatian Postmodernism shows that it was Boro Pavlović (1921– –2001), the anticipator and „the father” of Croatian postmodernism, the author of fifty collections of poems and numerous media creations of Walter Benjaminʼs provenance in the 50ʼs (exhibition of poems Wein 1942, collection News in 1954, the project-exhibition Encyclopedia poeticain 1957/1958, and computer poem MOrpheusin 1978), who figuratively, impressively, but accurately summed up the importance of the impressionist, symbolist and Art Nouveau author A.G.M. for the overall Croatian literature.
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    Matošev Cvijet sa raskršća– alegorijom do konfi guracije sebstva
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Pšihistal, Ružica
    Flower from the Crossroads (1902) belongs to the group of Matoš’s symbolistic novellas, rendered by the symbolically coded title, teleogenetic plot, characters as personified abstractions, motive topography (path, crossroads, garden) and especially the name of the protagonist (Solus). The name Solus, as an autofictional figure, contains its own glossary and reading instructions towards the solipsistic narrative matrix, which is supported by the diegetic level of the story through unusual events bordering dream and reality. With the help of the basic guidelines of Paul Ricoeur on storytelling as a hermeneutical mediation of the self and narrative analysis of the story, the main question of the allegorical interpretation in this study is: which model of self is offered by the narrative identity of Solus?
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    Spacijalnost Matoševa glasa
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Pinter, Kornelia
    The voice connections observed within the A.G. Matos’s poetry establish the poem’s space/ the poem’s body. The grammar of the speech, grammar of the body and grammar of the poem are connected with the same category – the spaciousness. The insight of the voice metaphors highlights the relationship between the voice, body and space stressing the relationshipas a condition of the poem’s voice and body existence.
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    Intermedijalna korespondencija: A.G.M. – Ljudevit Šestić i Josip Leović
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Mrkonjić, Anđelko
    The content of the paper examines the intermediate dialogue of the poetic and artistic text on the paradigm of A.G. Matoš’s poetry and the painting created by Ljudevit Šestić and Josip Leović. The main thought derives from Miroslav Šincel’s ascertainment how the works of Matoš „mirror the most important features of our symbolical-impressionistic modernism”. Šestić’s continental landscape impressionist painting and Leović’s symbolism in his painting, open therefore the possibility of intermediate style, content and biographical link (Tovarnik, Osijek, Đakovo, Paris, music...), keeping in mind the different positioning on the map of national cultural heritage. And with Matoš’s pictorial construction of lyrical text and his artistic sensibility, that is very much possible. In the field of stylistic link, purity of style can be read out, but also stylistic impurities caused by a personal and Homeland fate. This paper is of culturological nature.
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    Supstancijalni i diseminirani Matoš
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Medve, Zoltán A.
    This paper deals with the literary works of A.G. Matoš. It attempts to demonstrate that in his works a whole period of the Croatian literature modernism is concentrated. It also explores a question: Why cannot the opus of this Croatian author be absorbed into the Hungarian literature? In the Hungarian literature of modernism Matoš would be disseminated first of all because of his strong literary authority and his very special language use. Despite difficulties, the author of this paper finds some parallels between Matoš and the Hungarian authors of modernism. As a coherent and strong author of extraordinary fantasy, languge usage and style, Matoš can be only partly assimilated into the Hungarian literature.
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    Antun Gustav Matoš’ autobiographische Märchen
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Katušić, Bernarda
    The paper aims to show that in his prose oeuvre, Matoš appropriates the typical fairy tale elements, unifies different fairy tale traditions and adapts them pursuant to the symbolist poetics in order to create his own variation of a modernist literary fable (Kunstlermärchen).
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    „Intermedijalna osjetljivost” poezije Antuna Gustava Matoša, perspektiva lirskog subjekta
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Jukić, Sanja
    The paper aims to show that the lyrical subject of Matošʼs poetry is indeed a media hybrid structure. This subject usually identifies with the signifiers of other artistic media, such as the theater, dance, music, painting, fashion and architecture. Therefor, Matoš’s lyrical subject reveals itself as a media hybrid being, which is defined by both time and culture.
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    Varijacije, odjeci i tragovi matoševskog flanerizma u izboru iz suvremene hrvatske proze
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Gajin, Igor
    In his book, Čitanje grada(Reading the City), Krešimir Nemec stated that A.G. Matoš has „modeled after Baudelaire, introduced to the Croatian literature a figure of an idle observer, a curious pedestrian or a flâneur, a typical impressionist product of urban culture and aesthetics of the street”. As a reference and a starting point for reflection on flâneurism’s motifs in contemporary Croatian literature, A.G. Matoš is used as a factor of distinction in outlining one of the most characteristic aspects of the so-called transitional literature. Having said that, a common conclusion is that flâneurismhas, in the Croatian contemporary prose, moved from the streets to the shopping malls. However, contemporary Croatian prose offers the reading of other flâneurism practices as a movement that reflects the changes in categories of urban life, space, daily life and discourse in the transition period from the 20 th to the 21 st century due to the transformative processes such as a transition, globalization and media revolution. Ultimately, Nemec writes: „If he had experienced the present era of electronics and virtual reality, Matoš probably would have called the tireless surfers of the endless Internet sphere electronic flâneurs”.
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    Matoš i Radić: dwie koncepcje kultury
    (Wydawnictwo Nauka i Innowacje, 2014) Falski, Maciej
    Antun Gustav Matoš and Antun Radić were leading the Croatian intellectuals of their era. Radić, an ethnologist, formulated the concept of culture, in which the most important significance for the national identity was attributed to the people. He considered peasantry authentic and free of contaminations, accusing the elite of cosmopolitanism and abandoning of the Croatian source values. Meanwhile, for Matoš the most important factor in the Croatian culture was opening to the foreign infl uences and to their creative force. As a consequence, the opposition between the writer and the ethnologist appears, corresponding to the concept of open and closed culture. Despite the use of the same dichotomy of the elites and the people, each of them assigns different values of both cultural strata. Radić politicizes the peasantry and tries to bring it to the public sphere, pretending to defend the values of the indigenous Croatian culture, while Matoš, regardless of his political nationalism, creates the elitist vision of open and inclusive culture.
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