Isidora Sekulić was a Serbian prose writer, novelist, essayist, polyglot and art critic. Contents Her collection of short stories, Saputnici, are unusually detailed and penetrating accomplishment in self-analysis and a brave stylistic experiment. One may deduce from many of Sekulic’s writings that family life was an pieces, Saputnici (Companions), describes a child living the secret, solitary life of her of different kinds of text: “Isidora Sekulic appeared almost simultaneously as a . Isidora Sekulic, Saputnici: Pisma iz NorveSke (Co-travelers. Letters from Norway) (Beo- grad: Vuk Karadzic, ), p. One might also mention that Letters.

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Literature and Cultural Studies, in: However, an this is particuraly interesting, people in love first make contact in the verbal level. These references are notable both in her numerous essays as well in the narrative, romanesque or travelogue prose, especially in her first collection Co-travellers which anticipates expressionist articulation modes and stylistic devices of the next avant-guarde generation in the Serbian literature.

Critic, poet and translator. Therefore, was then the instinctive response of Isidora Sekulic a withdrawal and self-isolation, a kind of a patient and traumatic psychoanalysis that would help with introspection both herself and others, because: The first period in which this indispensable book was written officially belongs to the the modern era in the Serbian literature and represents its preexpressionist phase in many aspects.

Poetika hrvatskog i srpskog ekspresionizma Poetics of the Croation and Serbian Expressionism. It is a strange pre-sense in man.

To be a circle and in the circle means to be trite and silly, to be at home all the time and always conscious. The author at the very beginning indicates that: Hence, the initial image with elongated human figures that seem to walk in spherical mirrors is an example of distortion as a key principle of narrative distortion, deformed model of the world, and also the base for fantastic-grotesque shaping of a prose text.

It thematazies two key expressionist topoi of loneliess and death.

Therefore her speech receives feature of a direct rebellion against logocentric repression of a circle: Remember me on this computer. Zagreb, VIII, 9, Skip to main content. This happens through a tacit acceptance of his post-war assessments, and the relative indifference of those artists who have done most for the interpretation of modern forms of Serbian literature.

She becomes aware, in a purely, poetical way of the relativity of each deduction, the justification ssaputnici existence of the center, which grounds our understanding of the cosmic order and absence of absolute and established truth. Only when one arc tears off from the circle, sparks are upset and rushed to the pupil center, but before they reach it, they draw back, the final sparks increase the speed, making the arc straight.


In doing so, Isidora Sekulic serves the same images that are based on the aesthetics of ugliness, in shaping the vision of the moment of death, which includes images of decay and decomposition, thus jsidora the effect of disgust and revulsion so close to the Expressionists: Help Center Find new research papers in: Click here to sign up. A headache is a symptom of self- torture, and it stems from a terrible state of anxiety produced in us by the logic circuit.

Especially interesting is the discourse of this lyrical prose, which is given in the form of gradual dialogue between the narrator and seriously wounded that are being brought to the hosiptal from the battlefield to the death bed. The crisis of cognitive powers of the sekulix so poor in a relation to the dissolution of the traditional metaphysical world hierarchies is precisely reflected in the analytical self-observation or introspection.

Books by Isidora Sekulić (Author of Kronika palanačkog groblja)

Isidorin gambit Isidora’s gambit. Srpski ekspresionizam Serbian Expressionism. Then the middle spark bursts, everything flashes, and when that effect of light is gone, the arc is again in its regular form and in its old place in the circle. The text is being shaped from the perspective of the male ssputnici Nostalgiatowards who the author feels almost religious devotion.

Migraine pain in the narrator wakes the seuklic for answers even bigger: It is almost a medical-psychological verbatim of development and the start of a migraine, provided however, in the cinematographic, simultanious style that was promoted by the Expressionist writers Sokel Scary pictures of people disappearing in the guts of seekulic ball, which has no edges or walls, in the other words iside the circle on which all paths are equal and all distances to the center are of the same length.

This text is highly relevant for the assessment of the author’s relationship with the opposite sex, which may be said to be ambivalent, both affirmative and repellent, and a source of enthusiasm, adoration and ecstasy on the one hand, but also fear, distrust and the threat on the other.

New elements are there, no doubt, but they do not yet live, do not convince do not reign.


In her work intellectual and analytical-essayistic digressions as well as the play of the narrative perspectives have a higher proportion.

Saputici this regard, logos, the core, the center of the circle is seen at different levels – from the logic of male- female un equality, through social and cosmic-metaphysical relationship.

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This device provides Isidora Sekulic a plunge into her cloven subjectivity always from a different angle, but translating each subjective state, mood or self-realization to isidor level which pretends to the generality of conclusions that are of cognitive-philosophical nature. It is a fascination with words. Here we saputnicl stop for a moment and return to the cover topic of our work concerning the place of the Co-travellers in the expressionist spiritual space not only in the Serbian literature, but also related to its European, primarily German expressionist origins.

Isidora Sekulic as an Early Isiora Expressionist. They just fenced in. So an arc by arc, the whole circle around the pupil. It is written in the tradition of lyrical prose that in Serbian literature came to life at the turn of XX century, in the form of short prose genres such as prose poems, sketches, short stories and novellas.

Books by Isidora Sekulić

If you return the text back to a modern form, it becomes seku,ic to you that the expression is still in the effort and want. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. And as Sapjtnici go where you go, crazy sekupic enchanted crazy and do what you want And no matter how ingenious aesthetic and spirit of the law was when it wanted the worlds and creatures and ideas to be curves and concaves, it is also degenerate and vulgarised when it tightened the free and capricous curves in the completion that return to themselves Log In Sign Up.

There are words that are coquetry of mind, heart, face, voice, teeth and mouth. From the collection of sixteen pieces in the Co-travellers, seven may prove to contain some of the important aspects of the expressionist prose model whether it is a conceptual, thematic, narrative, stylistic or semantic one.