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Author
Goworski Andrzej (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Title
Bal-kan Means Penis
Source
Humanum. Międzynarodowe Studia Społeczno-Humanistyczne, 2012, nr 9 (2), s. 107-111
Humanum. International Social and Humanities Studies
Keyword
Pozycja kobiety w społeczeństwie, Badania międzykulturowe, Literatura
Women's position in society, Intercultural research, Literature
Note
summ.
Country
Bałkany, Kraje bałkańskie
Balkan, Balkan countries
Abstract
The character of alter ego of Ivana Sajko - croatian playwright - in the text a "Bomb Woman", sends e-mails with a question "What would you do if you had twelve minutes and thirty seconds more?" to her friends and receives twenty-one replies. Among the answers there are eleven male and ten female voices. In my opinion, the proportion between male and female voices may be a significant interpretational clue. Does not it prove that the author aimed at maintaining political correctness in the text? The aim of this paper is to indicate gender inclinations of the contemporary Balcan authors basing on, among others, the following texts: "Bomb Woman" by Ivana Sajko, "The other letter from 1920" by Muharem Bazdulj and "Sahib" by Nenad Veličković. Is not the protagonist's detonationreferring again to Sajko's text - on the symbolic level, an attempt to break with the myths of woman-mother and woman-mistress? Moreover, my goal is to demonstrate that the decisions concerning social interactions taken by the characters of the discussed texts, may be explained in psychoanalysis criteria, e.g. Oedipus complex. (original abstract)
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ISSN
1898-8431
Language
eng
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