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Proljeća Ivana Galeba roman Vladana Desnice / The Springs of Ivan Galeb novel by Vladan Desnica

  
Summary: Among the best novels that the intellectual prose has to offer and probably the best Croatian writer of this style. 

Desnica u ovom romanu govori kroz usta pripovjedača koji je pretpostavljam vrlo njemu nalik, govori o svojoj poetici, o svome životu, o kolopletu svega što sačinjava njegov život, pa su tako ovdje uključena i njegove kratke priče, koje sam već čitala i koje su mi se svidjele, a koje se začudo dobro uklapaju u ovaj esejistički, senzibilizirani, umjetnički, filozofski tip proze koja odbija bilo kakve zakonitosti i koja govori protiv uobičajene priče odbacujući tipičan narativni oblik romana kao nešto što je čovjek kao biće nadrastao, priča u tipičnom smislu riječi treba biti zanemarena prema riječima protagonista, ali ipak ovo nije roman sasvim bez priče i naracije, iako je ta priča grozničavo isprekidana. 

Kako opisati ovaj roman? Ima tu svega kao što sam rekla od poezije do poetike Desnice. Glavni junak je Ivan Galeb, violinist i lutalica, zaljubljen u umjetnost, skoro pa pisac, pjesnik i umjetnik, ali bez volje, ne mogu ga točno definirati možda nešto na pola puta između boema i filozofa, koji se sjeća svoga života dok leži u bolnici, ali za razliku od Prousta on se ne bavi samo prisjećanjem, već se u sve to miješa i dosta sadašnjosti, a možda i neke misli o budućnosti, neke nade...jako kompleksno djelo, dugačko i opširno opsegom u metaforičkom i doslovnom značenju. 

U dialogu fratra Anđelka (liberalnog fratra koliko god to neobično zvučalo)i Ivana Galeba otkrivaju se mnoge zanimljive stvari,a posebno mi je zanimljivo kako se Ivan opisuje kao netko više senzibiliziran nego inteligentan, kao da u toj osjetljivosti leži njegova ličnost. Desnica je osjetljiv pisac, a ta osjetljivost možda je baš ono što nazivamo intelektualnost, smatrajući ga inovatorom u hrvatskoj prozi u tom smislu. Još nešto što bih izdvojila je stil, način na koji Desnica posvećuje pozornost svakoj riječi i sveukupno ima nešto jednostavno prekrasno u njegovom jeziku, u lakoći njegove riječi... Barem je to moje mišljenje, a taj stil je ujedno i ono što me se najviše dojmljivo i privoljelo da se posvetim ovoj knjizi unatoč tome što sam bila  u stisci sa vremenom.

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