William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in Slovenia between Socialism and Post-socialism
Keywords:William Golding, Lord of the Flies, reception, serial publications, ideology, English literature
This article compares the socialist and post-socialist reception of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies (1954) in Slovenian serial publications. Taking the socio-political context into consideration, the reasons for the differences in responses to the novel at different periods of Slovenia’s history are addressed. Furthermore, the Slovenian reception of Lord of the Flies is compared to the contemporary reception (in both ‘mainstream’ and socialist publications) in the English-speaking world.
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