Slovenski etnografski muzej

Številka revije 
Etnolog 9/1 (1999)
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Epitaphs in Slovene Cemeteries

The paper deals with the documented gravestone inscriptions from two aspects. In the first part of the paper, the chosen texts are systematised according to the aspects of how the ones in mourning treat the questions of death and life:- They console themselves with life after death of the dear departed;
- They console themselves with merits for mankind by the deceased;
- They console themselves with Nature's cycles;
- Other.
The second part of the paper focuses on the question of tradition versus creativity in composing of gravestone inscriptions. Partially they belong to a framework of literary folklore, while the most of them can be considered as literary attempts somewhere between literary folklore and "true" literature.