In: World Literature Studies, vol. 8, no. 4
Year, pages: 2016, 35 - 46
Nasreddin Hodja. Slavic literature. Comparative literature. Turkish culture.
Article type: štúdie / articles
Document type: pdf
The Turkish comic folk hero Nasreddin Hodja is known across the Muslim and former Ottoman world, but he also has a unique place in modern Slavic literatures (Russian, Bosnian/ Serbian, Bulgarian, and Czech). What is interesting in each of these works is the way that this character has been adapted as a transcultural icon, transforming his medieval Islamic spirit into something suitable for modern national literatures while preserving his essential comic qualities. Nasreddin’s Slavic “afterlife” is not simply a forerunner of literary globalization, it also shows how exotic figures allow expanded freedom of expression under various forms of cultural repression.
How to cite:
Sabatos, C. 2016. Nasreddin Hodja’s foolish wisdom: Slavic literary adaptations of a Turkish folk hero. In World Literature Studies, vol. 8, no.4, pp. 35-46. 1337-9275.
Sabatos, C. (2016). Nasreddin Hodja’s foolish wisdom: Slavic literary adaptations of a Turkish folk hero. World Literature Studies, 8(4), 35-46. 1337-9275.
Publisher: ÚSvL SAV, v. v. i.