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“What is a ghost?” : Joyce’s Haunting of Krleža / Morana Čale.

By: Čale, Morana.
Material type: ArticleArticlePublisher: 2016Description: 93-106 str.Other title: “What is a ghost?” : Joyce’s Haunting of Krleža [Naslov na engleskom:].Subject(s): 6.03 | James Joyce, Miroslav Krleža, ghost, haunting, metempsychosis, Stephen Dedalus, Hamlet eng In: English studies from archives to prospects. Volume 1. Literature and cultural studies str. 93-106Grgas, Stipe ; Klepač, Tihana ; Domines Veliki, MartinaSummary: In Croatian literary history, Miroslav Krleža has been regarded as the antipode of Joyce (Bašić), and for good reasons, insofar as the beauty of reasons is in the eye of the beholder, or, as Stephen Dedalus would say, depends on the "ineluctable modality of the visible." Fortunately, the same principle forces the reader to change his vantage point from time to time. In fact, according to Dedalus, and not in literature exclusively, time is permanently out of joint for artists and their sons and fathers, that is, every author's work is bound to be endlessly reconceived by the spirit of its heirs, who are both its sons and their fathers' specters. My paper aims to highlight the "transmigration" of several elements which reveal surprising affinities between A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Krleža's novel The Return of Philip Latinowicz. Besides the most obvious shared affiliation to the European Kunstlerroman family, a number of thematic analogies link Krleža's novel to the Joycean novelistic archive, ranging from an inquiry of individual and national identity and political issues, to aesthetic reflection and a sense of creative crisis. However, the most interesting kind of "metempsychosis" connecting the Croatian author's work to Joyce's novels, while being registered through so far unperceived discursive details, pertains precisely to their common engagement with Hamlet's ghost.
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In Croatian literary history, Miroslav Krleža has been regarded as the antipode of Joyce (Bašić), and for good reasons, insofar as the beauty of reasons is in the eye of the beholder, or, as Stephen Dedalus would say, depends on the "ineluctable modality of the visible." Fortunately, the same principle forces the reader to change his vantage point from time to time. In fact, according to Dedalus, and not in literature exclusively, time is permanently out of joint for artists and their sons and fathers, that is, every author's work is bound to be endlessly reconceived by the spirit of its heirs, who are both its sons and their fathers' specters. My paper aims to highlight the "transmigration" of several elements which reveal surprising affinities between A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and Krleža's novel The Return of Philip Latinowicz. Besides the most obvious shared affiliation to the European Kunstlerroman family, a number of thematic analogies link Krleža's novel to the Joycean novelistic archive, ranging from an inquiry of individual and national identity and political issues, to aesthetic reflection and a sense of creative crisis. However, the most interesting kind of "metempsychosis" connecting the Croatian author's work to Joyce's novels, while being registered through so far unperceived discursive details, pertains precisely to their common engagement with Hamlet's ghost.

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