Podwójność jako przeznaczenie. Mehmed Pasza Sokolivić w powieści Hamam Balkanija Vladislava Bajaca
Duplicity as Destiny. Mehmed Pasza Sokoloviæ in Vladislav Bajac’s Novel „Hamam Balkanija”
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The goal of this text is to show an ambivalent role, which Mehmed Pasza Sokoloviæ played in the history of the region, and to describe how this historical person Serbian tradition remembered. Inadequacy between historical facts and transmission within the Serbian culture is depicted in Vladimir Bajac’s novel Hamam Balkanija. Both Sokoloviæ life story (a Slav, who at the end of his life became one of the most influential figures within the Ottoman Empire) and Bajac’s novel may be analyzed adopting the category of a border and related terms. The author in her text focuses on duplicity as the category, which the novel’s author consequently and multi-levelly adopts in the creation. For duplicity characterizes both the main hero’s identity, as well as it is inscribed into the novel’s structure, in which alphabet alternates between Cyrillic and Latin, whereas history interlaces with the present.
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