Europe looked with the eyes of the Macedonian writer. Macedonian writer looked at the eyes of Europe Cover Image

Европа погледната со очите на маке- донската писателка. Mакедонската писателка погледната со очите на Европа
Europe looked with the eyes of the Macedonian writer. Macedonian writer looked at the eyes of Europe

Author(s): Zvonko Taneski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: irony; humour; novel; translation; Lidija Dimkovska

Summary/Abstract: In this text the emphasis is put on the topic of the individual and transtemporal identity phenomen of Macedonian writer in European point of view and also of European imagology picture in the eyes of Macedonian writer. In that case, the paper explores the specific forms of irony and humour in the postmodern novel “Hidden camera” by Macedonian writer Lidija Dimkovska, originally published in Macedonia in 2004, and later translated into several languages. This novel deals with the creative image, fictional and imagological conceptions of Macedonian view on European space today and also the European view on Macedonian modern realities. (This novel was translated in year 2007, for example, into Slovak language and in 2010 into Polish). Lidija Dimkovska witness that personal histories in a specific geo political (European) space makes an individuals history itself when our personal histories touch, cope with each to other, are crucified on their paths, and go parallel to each other to exchange their content, edges, myths and realities. The eternal questions about identity, love, death, freedom etc. always wait for personal answers, and here is the home for Dimkovska’s writing. Of course, the answers can be very different and filled with even contradictory feel-ings, but what is important for this writer in writing, is that her whole being writes, with all its possible strength. In proportion with the Slovak hole reception of “Hidden camera”, the contribution points out the need for synthetic reconstruction of the whole scientific research of irony forms and aplications of them in this novel, and also the rehabilitation of metodologi¬cal problems of common sense.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 29-44
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Macedonian