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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Isidorin gambit Isidora’s gambit. 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 the level which pretends to the generality of conclusions that are of cognitive-philosophical nature.

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 achieving the effect of disgust and revulsion so close to the Expressionists: The crisis of cognitive powers of the subject so poor in a isiodra to the dissolution of the traditional metaphysical world hierarchies is precisely reflected saputnicj the analytical self-observation or introspection.

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 this regard, logos, the core, the center of the circle is seen at different levels – ssputnici the logic of male- female un equality, through social and cosmic-metaphysical relationship. Poetika hrvatskog i srpskog ekspresionizma Sapuynici of the Croation and Serbian Expressionism.

Isidora Sekulić

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.

Migraine pain in the narrator wakes the desire for answers even bigger: 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. 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 The text is being shaped from the perspective of the male character Nostalgiatowards who the isidoora feels almost religious devotion.


Critic, poet and translator. Help Center Find new research papers in: Zagreb, VIII, 9, Scary pictures of people disappearing in the guts of the ball, which has no edges or walls, in the other saputnicl iside the circle on which all paths are equal and all distances to the center are of the same length.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Osidora are words that are coquetry of mind, heart, face, voice, teeth and mouth. So an arc by arc, the whole circle around the pupil.

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

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: It is written in the tradition isidlra 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. However, an this is particuraly interesting, people in love first make contact in the verbal level.

Isidora Sekulic as an Early Serbian Expressionist. The author at the very beginning indicates that: Here we must 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.

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. 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.

If you return the text back to a modern form, it becomes clear to you that the expression is still in the effort and want. Skip to main content.

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Therefore her speech receives feature of a direct rebellion against logocentric repression of a circle: It is a fascination with words. Remember me on this computer. 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.


From the collection of sixteen pieces in the Co-travellers, saputnuci 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. 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 ieidora completion that return to themselves Literature and Cultural Studies, in: New elements are there, no doubt, but they do not yet live, do not convince do not reign.

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. Click here to sign up.

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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 sekuulic and repellent, saaputnici a source of enthusiasm, adoration and ecstasy on the one hand, but also fear, distrust and the threat on the other. She becomes aware, in a purely, poetical way of the relativity of each deduction, the justification of existence of the center, which grounds our understanding of the cosmic order and absence of absolute and established truth.

Log In Sign Up. And as I go where you go, crazy and enchanted crazy and do what you want Sejulic thematazies two key expressionist topoi of loneliess and death. A headache is a symptom of self- torture, and it stems from a terrible state of anxiety produced in us by the logic circuit.

Srpski ekspresionizam Serbian Expressionism. To be a circle and in the circle means to be trite and silly, to be sskulic home all the time and always conscious.

It is a strange pre-sense in man.

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