Mutual corporeality of the lyrical I and the world in contemporary Croatian poetry
The images arising from Croatian poetry after World War II document the experience of a strict connection between the lyrical I and the territory it lives on. The separate group is created by the most far-stretching texts i.e. relating to the bodily union that enables mutual permeation of a man and the world. The somatization process of the surrounding world and subsuquently of the perceptible mutual corporeality embraces the bodily communion with the universe (Ivan Rogić Nehajev) with the Earth (in Ivan Slamming’s texts in relation to the archetype of the Eternal Mother and Zlatko Tomčić’s the Earth’s personification), with the land (Ivan Rogić Nehajev), with the town (Kornelija Pandžić and Delimir Rešicki) or the concetpions of all-human and universal bodily union devouring itself. Creating the images of mutual corporeality, the visions of human resembling spaces, the authors simultaneously formulate a statement regarding the current situation and historical events. The body of the lyrical I becomes a strategy of the world’s penetration, the permeation into its structures and a text informing about the world, the material on which a token of time is stamped.