Authenticity in Engel des Vergessens (Angel of Oblivion), a novel by Maja Haderlap
Keywords:literalizing of history, the role of women/ multiculturalism/ the search for identity/ the question of minority
This article analyses the authenticity of memories in the second half of the 20th century in Carinthia. The segmentation of historical authenticity is visible in the historical reminiscence of traumatic historical events in relation to social interaction. The combination of social, political und cultural elements affects the divergent experience of individuals in determinated environment. The complexity of the novel is seen in the inner feelings, which characterization relates to emotions and the subconscious of the population. The article focuses on the female perspective as well as on the role of women in the story. The author proves with her experience of unconsciously the unsolved problematic of her own literalizing of history. The personality of the writer is shown in the examples of double literary, personal and lingual identity.
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