TRAUMA A PAMÄŤ AUGUSTA 1968 V SÚČASNOM SLOVENSKOM ROMÁNE
Trauma and memory of August 1968 in the contemporary Slovak novel
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This study utilizes the analytical tools of the theory of trauma narrative and postmodern historiography in an interpretation of contemporary Slovak novels thematising the collective trauma of August 1968 (Rankov, Krištúfek, Grendel, Klimáček, Baláž). The issues under exploration are the dilemmas of historical fiction about socialism in the contemporary context, in which the traumatic events of August 1968 became probably the most remediated narrative, a “site of memory” of (Czecho) Slovak identity. The study analyses literary approaches and ideological assumptions of these texts, in which tension arises between history and fiction and at the same time between therapeutic, ideological and artistic reconstructions of history.
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