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Ensam i det nya landet: En textanalys av novellsamlingen Bergen möter himlen av Irma Grebzde
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, Baltic Languages.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Alone in the new country : A text analysis of Irma Grebzde's collection of short stories in Where the Mountains Meet the Sky (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med uppsatsen är att analysera Grebzdes novellsamling Bergen enligt Michail Bachtins kronotopteori. Jag baserar min kronotopmodell, som uppstår i Bergen, enligt de modeller som utvecklats av litteraturvetaren Juris Rozītis. Romanerna, vilka undersöks av Rozītis behandlar tiden efter andra världskriget i flyktingläger och hur flyktingarna upplever de första åren utanför sitt gamla hemland Lettland samt hur de bosätter sig i det nya landet. I denna uppsats tänker jag gå ett steg längre än Rozītis, eftersom jag ska analysera hur flyktingarna, dvs. novellernas karaktärer, lever i det nya landet.

Abstract [en]

I have analyzed the collection of Irma Grebzde's short stories "Where the Mountains Meet the Sky", published (in the Latvian language) in 1962 in New York, USA, and found that the times and venues in Grebzde's narratives correspond to the chronotope models developed by literary historian Juris Rozītis for novels written in the immediate post-Second World War years. I have expanded upon the Rozītis' models, and created a new model called "Alone in the New Country". This new model describes and positions Irma Grebzde's short stories in Canada - the new country. It also places the parallel space of Latvia, now occupied by the Soviets - outside the immediate circle of the abstract external chronotope, since in Grebzde's short stories, the old homeland no longer has such a dominating function.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Latvian literature in exile, Canada, short stories
Keyword [sv]
Lettisk litteratur i exil, Kanada, noveller
National Category
Humanities General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-40601OAI: diva2:324650
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2010-06-16 Created: 2010-06-15 Last updated: 2012-05-10Bibliographically approved

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