2013 | 1: Między pamięcią a zapomnieniem. Trauma postkomunistyczna | 247-261
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She tells a story about the end of the world. Literary images of the war experience in contemporary Croatian female prose

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The main goal of the paper is to describe modern Croatian female literature. More specifically, the paper deals with several novels which were inspired by the traumatic events that occured in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s: Kao da me nema by Slavenka Drakulić, Pred crvenim zidom by Irena Vrkljan, Crnac by Tatjana Gromača and Uho, grlo, nož by Vedrana Rudan. The common denominator in these literary works is that they are all written from a female perspective and they combine fictional elements with autobiographical records and events which can be referred back to the reality of the 1990s war. In order to be able to explore this literature, of great significance are such elements as the body, memory and identity which are intertwined in different combinations. Moreover, the style aspects are of crucial importance, being not only secondary elements but also the subject of female writing which faces the experienced trauma.
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