STOPY AUTOBIOGRAFIE VO FIKCII (AUTENTICKOSŤ DIELA DOMINIKA TATARKU)
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Traces of the “autobiography” in the fiction (Authenticity at the work by Dominik Tatarka)
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The article considers selected “autobiographical” works by Dominik Tatarka and his fiction with autobiographical elements. As a typical modernist author, Tatarka focuses on the personal experience of the authorial subject. However, the writing is ambiguous and often contradictory in factual information. Comparisons with memoirs by his contemporaries clearly document Tatarka ś strategic shift from autobiography to creative fiction. In thinking about “autobiography-auto-fiction-fictional (novelistic) discourse”, that is not at stake just the type of theory that deals with the category of the author, but also the type of interpretation that the interpreter will accept and put to practice. We are dealing not only with a stereotypical distinction between post-structural and hermeneutic approaches of the interpreter, but with the finer differentiation of the multiple roles of the author. We are dealing with the relationship of the author – text, the text as the basis of interpretation, as the platform of the author, as the mirror of the author, the text with an evident stamp of the author. We are dealing with autobiography as a fiction (focus on the self – self-exhibition – brings with it a shift from own biography – in memories – to a desired image of oneself, a shift that is however difficult to identify).
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