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Херман Брох или орнаментът като трансмедиален концепт
Hermann Broch or The Ornament as a Transmedia Concept

Author(s): Boris Minkov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Austrian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: ornament; style; utopia; symbolically generalized communication media

Summary/Abstract: The concept of ‘ornament’ has an important role in the work of the Austrian writer Hermann Broch. For him this concept subsumes a historically complete depiction of a particular period and its style, autopian unity of an all-encompassing value system. Broch‘s ornamentis a cognitive concept too. The paper studies how this concept helps organize narrative structures in the trilogy of novels The Sleepwalkers. Another aspect under scrutiny is how the ornament facilitates cross-media transfer (for example between the media platforms of the opera, the theatre, the church, and in architecture).

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 178-192
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian