The Entertaining-educational Periodicals of Serbian Realism: Javor and Stražilovo

Ivanić, Dušan

Забавно-поучна периодика српског реализма: Јавор и Стражилово


Novi Sad: Matica srpska; Beograd: Institut za književnost i umetnost;

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The book provides a synthetic insight into a specific model of literary periodicals of the era of realism, which, as opposed to the major trends among literary-scientific periodicals, were characterised by a relatively flexible and unorthodox opting for a programme of realistic literature. Through a comparative analysis of certain columns in Javor [Maple-tree] and Stražilovo, the author shows how their editors and collaborators avoided more extreme poetic tendencies (naturalism), neutralised the analytical-critical functions of literature and maintained more intense connections with romanticism and the folklore tradition.


entertaining-educational periodicals, realism, Javor, Stražilovo, literary history