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Berislav Blagojević

Marija Pavlović

Narodna i univerzitetska biblioteka Republike Srpske, Banja Luka

doi: 10.19090/cit.2017.31.21-26
No. 31 (November 2017), p. 21–26

Library as a Workshop and Inspiration


The paper deals with relations and connections between writers, literature and library, with the library appearing in a dual role – as a workshop and inspiration. As a workshop, the library is seen as a place that provides information and material for creating a literary work, but also as a physical space in which literature is being created. In the context of the source of inspiration for writers, the library is examined from several aspects, with the suggestion of possible ways of further studies. The paper analyzes the extent to which science and art, librarianship and literature interweave, and the special attention is paid to the presence of the library as a theme, motive and inspiration in the works of writers. An analysis of the quantitative role of the library as an inspiration was also made, with examples of the literary works in which the library occupies a central place, as well as the prose and poetic works in which it appears fragmentarily. Also, the subject of the analysis is the influence of the library as a workshop and inspiration on the contemporary work of writers and writers–librarians in Serbia and especially in the Republic of Srpska. In this sense, the work gives a review of the literary works of some writers and writers–librarians from the Republic of Srpska (R. Risojević, R. Pavlović, T. Bijelić, M. Stojičić, A. Čvorović, P. Lazarević, Ž. Đurđević, S. Bošković , R. Dimitrijević, B. Blagojević) as a basis for some future studies on the interweaving of complex connections and relations between the library, literature, creative process, reading and research.


library, literature, Serbian literature, librarianship, inspiration, workshop, writers–librarians, reading, information, material, literary work

Submitted: 1st September 2017
Correction to the manuscript: 30th September 2017
Accepted for publication: 13th October 2017

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