Sumatraism

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Sumatraism is poetical, philosophical and life-style which was proclaimed by Serbian writer Miloš Crnjanski in his Explanation of Sumatra in the year of 1920th.[1] Under the influence of Expressionism and Futurism, Crnjanski postulated during World War I the basics of the principles of avant-garde program, for which he introduced the term Sumatraism. His concept covered the most important topoi of contemporary avant-garde art: primal force, the conflict between civilization and nature, and the hope for a new beginning. Sumatraism was based on a vision of cosmic harmony.[2]

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  1. ^ Николић, Љиљана; Милић, Босиљка (January 2007) [1989.]. "Речник књижевнотеоријских појмова". Читанка са књижевнотеоријским појмовима за III разред средње школе (in Serbian language). Belgrade: Завод за уџбенике. p. 328. ISBN 978-86-17-14339-6. "Суматраизам је поетски, филозофски, животни став који је Милош Црњански прокламовао у свом песничком фесту Објашњење „Суматре“ (СКГ, 1920)." 
  2. ^ Cornis-Pope, Marcel; Neubauer, John (2004). "Poeticizing prose in Croatian and Serbian Modernism". History of the literary cultures of East-Central Europe (in Serbian language). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. p. 412. ISBN 90-272-3452-3 (Eur.). "Influenced by Expressionism and Futurism, Crnjanski postulated already during World War I the principles of avant-garde program, for which he introduced the term Sumatraism in 1920. His concept covered the most important topoi of contemporary avant-garde art: primal force, the conflict between civilization and nature, and the hope for a new beginning. Sumatraism was based on a vision of cosmic harmony."