|Abstract:||In the master's thesis, Slovenia and its statistical regions are presented based on collected short youth prose texts. Literary works are collected whose literary space is the whole country of Slovenia or an individual statistical region, or which have been told and preserved in this part of Slovenia. The master's thesis is theoretical and on this basis the appropriate methods are selected. The theoretical part defines the term literary space, presents a travelogue, and short prose types (narrative, fairy tale, legend). Slovenia is represented from a geographical, historical and cultural point of view. In the central part, we presented 12 statistical regions of Slovenia and works of youth literature in which they are reflected. Each region is presented with two parts, which are presented in the form of a short summary, and if the literary work is a collection, four summaries are presented. The presentation is accompanied by examples of similar stories from other literary works, as we presented works that are connected by theme, motif or literary character.
We found that, among the considered literary works, we have very few travelogues about Slovenia, however, narratives predominate, especially fairy tales and explanatory narratives. A mythical creature water sprite with different naming and fairies are often present. Certain regions are very rich in literature, such as Gorenjska (Upper Carniola), while certain regions are very weak. It is important that literary works such as narratives are being preserved and passed down from generation to generation.|