Text topic: Studies
Text author: Јелена Ђорђевић
Two stories have been studied using a comparative method: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann and Byron in Sintra by Ivо Andrić. Connection in the poetics of these two authors is found by pointing out similar motifs and processing them. Comparison is achieved at four different levels: the treatment of cities in these stories; the treatment of artists as heroes of narratives; the form of beauty and love which they seek; and the different action of beauty and love for them. The actions of the protagonists provoke general moral issues. At the same time, the theme of love connects and separates these stories. Special attention is devoted to defining differences in the serenity of the narratives.