Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombs, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar (Hardback)
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Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombs, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar (Hardback)

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Hardback 230 Pages / Published: 16/08/2002
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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.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9780312239466
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm


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'The idea proposed by Amila Buturovic is, in a word, superb. Mak Dizdar's life and work, as well as the ensuing events leading to the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, offer a textbook example of a cultural figure who looms central in the historical, political, and cultural imagination of a people. As such, Buturovic's work promises to be relevant far beyond the scope of its purported field-that is, students and scholars of the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and a variety of other regions will have much to learn from Buturovic's study.' - Ammiel Alcalay

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