"Bratře zajíci, sestro lilie": františkánství v poezii Zuzany Novákové

Title in English "Brother hare, sister lily": Franciscan spirituality in Zuzana Nováková´s poetry


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Capuccinorum Boziniensia VII
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Faculty of Arts

Web https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=1027834
Keywords Zuzana Nováková; Czech poetry; Franciscan spirituality; nature; trust
Description This article analyzes Zuzana Nováková´s poetry from the perspective of Franciscan spirituality – throughout all of her poetic texts for adult readers it searches for inspiration by Franciscan spirituality on the thematic, motivic and formal level. Poetic texts written by Nováková are full of the attitude of trust, harmony of the inner world in contrast with the danger of the world outside, they are often inspired by nature in the sense of fraternity and connection of all that is created; calling plants and animals “brothers“ and “sisters“ is not rare in them either – as it is in St. Francis´s texts. Zuzana Nováková also wrote a whole long piece The Legend of Princess Agnes about Agnes of Bohemia (Order of St. Clare) and rewrote some legends from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Franciscan point of view is one of the constitutional features of Nováková´s poetry.
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