“Greetings from the Fort” – Ontology and Style in the Writings of Viktor Ivančić

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Drawing on the narratological concepts developed by G. Genette and D. Cohn, the paper argues that the writings of Viktor Ivančić are replete with signals of fictionality. Acknowledged as co-ordinates for mapping his work, they serve to reorganize it – by means of inserted marking-points and internal mirroring – as an intricate (inter)textual system in which journalism is turned into literature. The generically ambiguous text “Umjesto pogovora: pozdrav iz vojne utvrde,” which concludes the 2007 collection of journalistic pieces Animal Croatica: eseji o patriotizmu, is offered as case in point and a most expedient starting point for an analysis of Ivančić’s entire oeuvre.

“Greetings from the Fort” – Ontology and Style in the Writings of Viktor Ivančić

in Transcultural Studies

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