Whitman’s “Barbaric Yawp” Sounded in Serbian
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The paper analyzes four Serbian (Serbo-Croatian) translations of the line “I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world” that were made by Ivo Andrić, Tin Ujević, Ivan V. Lalić, and Dragan Purešić. The author is also interested in Whitman’s influence on the poetics of the authors who read and translated him. Such influence, especially in relation to the “barbaric” quality of Whitman’s singing, can be noted, for instance, in the ideas of the Yugoslav avant-garde movement Zenitism and its activists.
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