The Building of Identity in Three South Slavic Novels. Cover Image

Identitáskonstrukciók három délszláv regényben.
The Building of Identity in Three South Slavic Novels.

(Ivo Andrić: Omar pasha latas, Milorad Pavić: Khazar Dictionary, Jože Hradil: Pictures – without Faces)

Author(s): Zsuzsa Tapodi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Bosnian Literature, Serbian Literature, Slovenian Literature
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: South Slavic literature; empires; borders; multiculturalism; identity

Summary/Abstract: Ivo Andrić gives a diverse religious and ethnic tableau, but the change of identity in his work does not become a problem set, the religious and language shift is motivated by the advancement in the hierarchy of power, while in Pavić’s novel the problem of identity is dominated by a labyrinthine nature and opacity, harmony proves to be lost forever. In Hradil’s novel problematizing gets the upper hand. However, it is the Slovenian author who succeeds to show the most humane behaviour, leading to true reconciliation.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: III
  • Page Range: 101-111
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian