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Outsider w prozie chorwackiej drugiej połowy XX wieku

Magdalena Połczyńska

Abstract

This work deals with the outsider as a literary form. Three first person novels are subjected to analysis and hermeneutic interpretation: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (1968) by Slobodan Novak, Crni smiješak (1969) by Petar Šegedin and Proljeća Ivana Galeba (1957) by Vladan Desnica. The choice of a distinct outsider as a first person narrator, whose intellectual and spiritual outlook is marked by a need to bear witness to himself and the world, a defence of his sense of distinctness and a faithfulness to his own values, on one hand, and by a dispute with reality, a retreat into observation and thought, and peculiar relationships with others, on the other, carries existential, aesthetic and ethical implications. The portraits of these three outsiders are reconstructed on two levels: existential (an attempt to reconstruct the protagonists’ spiritual stature in the biographical, epistemic, relational and axiological layers) and aesthetic (a description of the way in which the authors shape the protagonists’ utterances and the view of the represented world that help to create that spiritual stature). Within the ethical scope of analysis, on the strength of the autobiographical implication of works with a first person narrative, the literary hero will be referred to the author and the discussed novel placed within the context of his entire work. The reconstruction of the portraits of these three outsiders (and their placement in an autobiographical context) represents an attempt to outline the anthropological discourse, the way of speaking about man, in the works by Slobodan Novak, Petar Šegedin and Vladan Desnica.
Record ID
UAM039e3d9b492b4ffc8fea986285cc7d05
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Magdalena Połczyńska Magdalena Połczyńska,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Outsider w prozie chorwackiej drugiej połowy XX wieku
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Defense Date
26-06-2017
End date
26-06-2017
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/17968 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
outsider, first person novel, hermeneutical interpretation, Slobodan Novak, Vladan Desnica, Petar Šegedin, autobiographism
Abstract in English
This work deals with the outsider as a literary form. Three first person novels are subjected to analysis and hermeneutic interpretation: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh (1968) by Slobodan Novak, Crni smiješak (1969) by Petar Šegedin and Proljeća Ivana Galeba (1957) by Vladan Desnica. The choice of a distinct outsider as a first person narrator, whose intellectual and spiritual outlook is marked by a need to bear witness to himself and the world, a defence of his sense of distinctness and a faithfulness to his own values, on one hand, and by a dispute with reality, a retreat into observation and thought, and peculiar relationships with others, on the other, carries existential, aesthetic and ethical implications. The portraits of these three outsiders are reconstructed on two levels: existential (an attempt to reconstruct the protagonists’ spiritual stature in the biographical, epistemic, relational and axiological layers) and aesthetic (a description of the way in which the authors shape the protagonists’ utterances and the view of the represented world that help to create that spiritual stature). Within the ethical scope of analysis, on the strength of the autobiographical implication of works with a first person narrative, the literary hero will be referred to the author and the discussed novel placed within the context of his entire work. The reconstruction of the portraits of these three outsiders (and their placement in an autobiographical context) represents an attempt to outline the anthropological discourse, the way of speaking about man, in the works by Slobodan Novak, Petar Šegedin and Vladan Desnica.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM039e3d9b492b4ffc8fea986285cc7d05/

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