Author: Saša Šmulja
University of Banja Luka
Translation from Serbian by Vyara Naydenova
Published in Slavyanski dialozi , IV,  2007, 7

Abstract: The paper seeks to describe the literary image of Saint Sava in Goran Petrović’s Siege of the Church of the Holy Salvation. In the fantastic discourse of the novel Saint Sava is not only a symbol of Serbian spirit which has its expression in the trinity of theology, mythology and literature, but also a symbol of angelic intermediation on the road to light and knowledge. The novel is composed using the principle of “light axis”; in the clearly expressed vertical dimension the oniric and hyperbolic chronotop is dominant.