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Moderne dansk kortprosa i dialog

En genreundersøgelse ud fra et intertekstuelt perspektiv

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Aldona Zanko

Denne bog tilbyder en ny, komparativ tilgang til minimalistisk dansk kortprosa fra 1990‘erne. Den sætter fokus på genrens underbelyste forbindelser til tre andre beslægtede litterære traditioner: den amerikanske short-story, den fantastiske fortælling dyrket af Franz Kafka og Jorge Luis Borges, samt den norske punktroman. Den danske kortprosas dialogiske referencer analyseres i bogen med fokus på flere aspekter, herunder udtryk, form, omfang, funktion, og ikke mindst betydning for den reelle læser. Således giver bogen et nuanceret indblik i genrens intertekstuelle komposition, både med hensyn til æstetik og tolkning. Ved at stille skarpt på den danske kortprosas fortrængte dialogisme tegner bogen et billede af genren som et vigtigt aspekt af kortprosaens globale udvikling i 1900-tallet.
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Background & purpose

The current trends in the field of Danish literature can turn out to be a somewhat difficult and challenging issue to discuss, especially while trying to set them into some broader literary context. The present study, entitled Moderne dansk kortprosa i dialog. En genreundersøgelse ud fra et intertekstuelt perspektiv (Modern Danish short prose in dialogue. An intertextual genre study) offers a new, COMPARATIVE approach to one of the main, but though remarkably underexplored genre areas in the Danish literature of 1990s, known under the name “kortprosa”. Bringing up the variety of dialogical references placed beneath the minimalist surface of the texts analysed, the study illustrates the position, which Danish minimalist literature obtains within a broader literary context of the XX century.

“Kortprosa” (in English “short prose”) is a generic term for various kinds of very concise fictional prose, from prose poems to short, poemlike novel chapters, concerned with a single effect conveyed in only one or a few significant episodes or scenes. The actual breakthrough of the Danish short prose literature took place in the period of the so-called Modern Breakthrough (Det Moderne Gennembrud, 1870–1890), when the growth of print magazines and journals created a strong demand for short fiction. Throughout the time, the short prose genre has been favoured by a wide range of the most acknowledged Danish writers, such as H. C. Andersen (1805–1875), Karen Blixen (1885–1962), and the two Nobel Prize laureates: Henrik Pontoppidan...

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