POETICS OF A DREAM IN THE NOVELS BY TADEUSZ NOWAK 'WHEN YOU ARE A KING OR A TORTURER' AND BY MIODRAG BULATOVIC 'HERO ON THE ASS'
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The Polish writer Tadeusz Nowak and the Serbian one of Montenegrin origin Miodrag Bulatovic are linked by the same generation, interest in war subjects, aspect of visual prose immense sensibility, and a surrealistic type of imagination, and also the creation of the world according to the pattern of a dream logic. Though Nowak and Bulatovic employ similar approaches in their dream techniques, such as smoothness, transparency, objectification, and animation, one may speak about two different poles of the same phenomena. The temperamental Serbian writer in 'Hero on the Ass' shocks with 'wild imagination', while Nowak in 'When You Are a King or a Torturer' makes a poetic-arcadian vision of a village. Common to both writers issue of war and love was depicted differently: Nowak focused on moral dilemmas, whereas Bulatovic presents war as a hell in which nothing can survive.
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