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POPULAR DIDACTIC HAND-WRITTEN BOOK APPEARED LATE IN THE 18-th CENTURY

Divna Zečević


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Abstract

From the point of view of researching the development process of the Croatian artistic literature, the appearance of the didactic hand-
written book in the late 18-th century with examples that sometimes in terms of motifs reach to farther and more deeply than Middle Ages, could be considered as anachronism. In the sphere of didactic popular literature, however, the aspiration for instruction is out of any anachronism.
Everything that may serve the supreme aim, that is instruction,
is equally welcome and functional. This is confirmed also by the example of the hand-written book appeared in 1970 to compass over seven hundred pages.
»The Book of Radic Gudelj Family« contains the family chronicle for the purpose of maintaining awareness of the family continuity in addition to a didactic and entertaining story and exemple.
The amusing aspect of the instructive writing is shown in the instances
where certain trait or virtue is overstated, about which wrote E. R. Curtius. Meant for entertainment are questions and answers which were popular in Middle Ages; one can feel in these the life reality from which they arose.
The friar Simun Radic Gudelj is also the author of a hand-written home medical advice, which indicates that his instructive and practical literary worry was directed towards a healthy body and spirit.

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