29 / 2009
Janja Žitnik Serafin

Thematic Span, Re-formation of Memory and Cultural Identity in Lev Detela’s Works

The article brings a thematic and stylistic analysis of Lev Detela’s recent works (poetry and novel), published in this past decade (1999–2008). This is followed by an examination of the presence or absence of those specific characteristics of émigré literature in Detela’s works that are linked to memory and cultural identity. The author explains the presence or absence of these specifics by the writer’s socio-cultural role. KEY WORDS: Slovenian literature, émigré/immigrant literature, Lev Detela, narrative techniques, poetry, writer’s socio-cultural role