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Dubravka Ugrešić's Postmodern Journeys

Author(s): Anita Gostomska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Dubravka Ugrešić; postmodernism; nomadism; expatriation; identity

Summary/Abstract: In the 1990s Dubravka Ugrešić initiated her ever-continuing journey which may serve as a pretext to analyse the travels characteristic of the break of centuries, undertaken against the background of political transformations in Eastern Europe and the global changes of contemporary culture. The article attempts to outline the writer's emotions brought on by her "expulsion" (her emigration from Croatia), which she expresses in essays and complex novels that witness the postmodern exhaustion of the entitative character. The observations gathered show that the traditional framework of travel discourse is often too narrow to hold the multidimensional image of the dramatic escape, the particular expulsion, and the never-ending wandering.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 71-77
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish