Inspired by tombstones and their inscriptions, Mak Dizdar’s rich and haunting poems in Stone Sleeper’, his most famous work, are a journey into the mysterious heart of medieval Bosnia. The poems form a three-way dialogue between the modern poet, the Christian heretics awaiting Judgement Day beneath their enigmatically-carved tombstones, and the heretic-hunters. Beneath the local and temporal, Dizdar explores universal issues: the value of resistance, though it might be futile; of faith, though it might be illusory; and of life, though it ends in death.
Mehmed Alija Mak’ Dizdar (1917-1971), considered one of the greatest Yugoslav writers, was born in Stolac, southern Bosnia. After the war, in which he was a partisan in Tito’s army, he became a prominent figure in Bosnian cultural life, working as newspaper editor, as book publisher and, finally, as President of the Writers’ Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He died in Sarajevo.
Photo was taken at Radimlja -Stolac, some photos were already posted on TE.
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daddo (26986) 2014-06-24 16:59
Zdravo Brano. Drago mi je viditi da su se izbrisale ratne rane (grubi grafiti)na ovim stolcima i da se opet pokazuje postivanje prama onima koji su zivili prije nas. Takodjer hvala sudbini da Gosp. Dizdar nije zivio da vidi sto se dogodilo u njegovoj Seher Bosni. Pozdrav. Klaudijo.
dekanski (5636) 2014-06-25 16:21
Jako lepo Brano što si me podsetio na Dizdara, a verujem nekima ga i otkrio. Lapa i informativna nota, odlična fotografija. Ne znam da li je bilo izvodljivo, ali bilo bi bolje da je kadar malo širi, da kamenje u prvom planu nije "isečeno".