TWO ISLANDS - YET SO DIFFERENT

(COMPARISON OF THE NOVELS FILIO NI DOMA BY BERTA BOJETU BOETA AND OSMI POVERJENIK BY RENATO BARETIĆ)

  • Andraž Stevanovski Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: anti-utopia, dystopia, utopia, escapism, sexuality, island, hierarchy

Abstract

In the novels Filio Isn’t Home (Filio ni doma) and The Eighth Commissioner (Osmi poverjenik) we can observe characteristics of anti-utopia, dystopia and utopia. As the setting in both works is an island we speak of spatial escapism. To understand the novels set on these islands it is crucial to understand sexuality, male-female relationships, gender roles, authority and hierarchical organisational structure.

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Published
2019-10-10
Section
Literature in Intercultural Context