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Analysis of The Representation of Heroism In The Biografical Comic »our Maister«

Biographies of famous people have lately become a popular literary genre. In the end of the year 2019 a biographical comic with the title Naš Maister (“Our Maister”) about General Rudolf Maister (1874–1934), a Slovenian patriot, poet and military strategic leader, was published.

On 23rd November 1918, at the end of the First World War, General Rudolf Maister disarmed the German Green Guard in Maribor and de facto established his command. He decisively intervened in determination of the border between the new states (the Austrian and »Yugoslavian«) in the Lower Styria and importantly influenced the preservation of this part of the Slovenian national territory in Slovenian possession.

The biographical comic written by dr. Mihael Glavan, with the comic sketching of Damijan Stepančič, intended for older pupils and adults, proves that General Rudolf Maister and his life are attractive for a current literary representation. The gist of my research is to analyse how the heroism of General Rudolf Maister is represented in this literary piece.

Jerica Pavšič
Alma Mater Europaea ISH


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