34 / 2011
Katja Mihurko Poniž

Representations of Aleksandrinke in the Prose of Marjan Tomšič


In his novel Grenko morje [Bitter Sea] (2002) and in the collection of short stories Južni veter [Southern Wind] (2006), Marjan Tomšič presented Alexandrianism as a state of being torn between sacrifice and pleasure. Representations of Alexandrianism as a phenomenon which was supposed to cause the downfall of women are present on numerous levels: in the title, in the scheme of characters, in the narratological categories, in themes and motifs, in the imagery, in the language and in the speech of the characters.

KEY WORDS: aleksandrinke (Alexandrian women), Marjan Tomšič, representations of womanhood

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