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„Некропол“ на Борис Пахор и световната литература
Boris Pahor’s Necropolis and World Literature

Author(s): Alenka Koron
Contributor(s): Elena Tomova (Translator)
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Recent History (1900 till today), Comparative Study of Literature, Slovenian Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: world literature; Boris Pahor; testimonial literature / literary testimony; memoiristic novel; consecration

Summary/Abstract: The present contribution addresses the question of how the novel Necropolis (1967) by Boris Pahor, a Slovenian minority author (with Italian citizenship) born in 1913 and living in Trieste, is placed in world literature. It sheds light on the novel’s path from the semi-peripheral Slovenian literary system to the canonical works of Slovenian (national) literature via various actors in the informal social networks of the globalised literary market and through its consecration in one of the prestigious intellectual and artistic centres of the world literary system (Paris), as well as through the mediation of translations into the dominant world languages. Attention is also given to the uniquely poetic character of this novel of memory about life in a concentration camp, which is a glocalised version of one of the world’s major literary testimonies of the Shoah.

  • Issue Year: 64/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-51
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian