Abstract Modern Danish literature around the late 1960’s was influenced by somewhat conflicting perceptions of the way we think identity. This project looks into these trends and tries to exemplify their existence in Henrik Stangerup’s novel Slangen i brystet. We hereby take the aim of presenting some essential features in the creation of human identity in this specific period. Any attempt to shed light on this matter acquires a specifically angled approach. The novel’s obvious concerns about the modern shapes and sounds of human identity have invoked our use of theories from the literary world as well as modern sociology. To clarify the methods behind our means it is important to briefly mention the structure of the analysis, which will operate on several levels. To separate the novel’s character from the narrator we make use of the literary theories defined by Danish literate Annemette Hejlsted. In addition, certain elements in Stangerup’s personal life fuel our suspicion of the work as being so-called autofiction. Our analysis thus includes character, narrator and author. Finally, considering the novel’s numerous features of the characteristic form of literary realism founded at the time, along with Stangerup’s paradoxical views on modern literature and identity, we take a look at some contemporary Danish ideologies that coincides with the arrival of the post-structural movement. These ventures into the empirical background have lead us to a question along the lines: How can literature reflect the notion of human identity in the modern world?
|Uddannelser||Dansk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 jun. 2014|
- Henrik Stangerup