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Narcissistic Narratives

Author(s): Marija Gorgieva Dimova
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Croatian Literature, Macedonian Literature, Theory of Literature, Stylistics, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Slavistički komitet BiH
Keywords: postmodern novel; metafiction; ontological dominant;

Summary/Abstract: Subject of this text are metafictional elements in novels Nišan (2007) by Blaže Minevski and Knjiga o Tari (2004) by Zdenko Lešić. Starting from theoretical models of metafiction (Linda Hutcheon, Patricia Waugh, Mark Currie), our comparative interpretation of the novels will be conducted on three levels: 1. Review of metafictional topics and techniques in the novels: explicit thematisation and demonstrations of relations literature – reality, art – life, fact – fiction; the tech niques of an “overt diegetic narcissism” (self-consciousnarrator, auto-thematisation of writing). 2. Мetatextual levels in the novels: variants ofauto – referential rethinking of his own narrative identity and metatextual variantsof commentary relations to other texts, to literary tradition and to literary codes and conventions. 3. Ontological implications of metafiction in the novels: function of metafiction in indicating of destabilized ontologicalstatus of literature; function of metafiction regarding creation of ontological implosion: self-conscious problematizations and levelling of boundaries between worlds (literature – reality, fact – fiction) and between texts (literary – nonliterary texts, original–plagiarism).

  • Issue Year: II/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 436-447
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Macedonian