Narratives in Hungarian postmodern novels
The article employs aspects of narrative psychology to analyse literary rendering (im)possibilities to narrate one’s own lifetime story reliably. After a description of the narrative context of identity, it concerns with the questions of the life narrative (on the examples from Hungarian postmodern novels) dependent on acts of constructing, remembering, judging, or placing it into „bigger“ narratives of a family. The aim of the study is to point out that there is a close legitimate relation between the narrator and the narrative, and to explain the literary problem of the life narrative in relation with the postmodern resignation to the integrity of identity.
Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, Konventná 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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