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2012 | 59 | 4 | 324 – 337
Article title

“NIEKEDY SA VRACAJÚ.“ TRANSFORMÁCIA BALADICKEJ LENÓRSKEJ TÉMY V MODERNIZME

Title variants
EN
„They sometimes come back.“ Transformation of the balladic “Lenore” theme in modernism
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The study analyses the reinterpretation of Bürger´s ballad Lenore (1774) in terms of inter-textuality, genre and literary movement in the modernist short story by the Polish writer Antoni Lange Lenora (1912). According to Lange, his short story „tries to explain the ´balladic´, spiritualist phenomena by rational means“. Lange´s modernist reinterpretation modifies the motif of the return of the dead: in Bürger´s poem it is a physical return of the dead – a spectre having physical features, in Lange´s short story it is Konrad´s revelation interpreted as a meta-psychic phenomenon when a telepathic transmission occurs at the moment of Konrad´s death. The syuzhet of the story does not contain a contact with the afterlife and a crossing of the borderline between the opposite semantic territories, being life and death. Therefore Konrad does not act as a diabolical revenant as opposed to all the other balladic variations of the theme.
Year
Volume
59
Issue
4
Pages
324 – 337
Physical description
Contributors
  • Ústav slovenskej literatúry SAV, Konventná 13, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
References
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Publication order reference
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