Branko Miljković’s Criticism on Poetry for Children and Sensitive Persons Cover Image

Критичка мисао Бранка Миљковића о песништву за децу и осетљиве
Branko Miljković’s Criticism on Poetry for Children and Sensitive Persons

Author(s): Snežana Z. Šarančić Čutura
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Институт за књижевност и уметност
Keywords: Branko Miljković;criticism;poetics;poetry for children

Summary/Abstract: Branko Miljković’s critical texts “Poetry for Children and Sensitive Persons”(“Poezija za decu i osetljive”, 1955), “Poetry for Children” („Poezija za decu”,1956) and “If Trees Could Walk” („Kad bi drveće hodalo”, 1959), are discussed in the context of a poetic identification and the critical reception of children’s poetry in the 1950’s, as well as in the context of his (auto)poetic reflections. Although he never systematically pursued the ontology of the children’s poem, Miljković hinted at it in his texts about French poetry and Grigor Vitez’s collection of poems. His attitude towards poetry for children, as poetry in its most universal sense, concerning the general relativization of reception boundaries and the delineation of immanent poetic characteristics (naiveté, lyricism, musicality, rhythm, playfulness, humour, irony, sensibility, anthropomorphisation), functionality (both aesthetic and educational)and the question of its evaluation – live on as part of relevant appraisals of this poetic expression.

  • Issue Year: 46/2014
  • Issue No: 154
  • Page Range: 899-918
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian