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Magdalena Koch
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Poland

UDC: 821.111.09 Вест Р.
316.72:316.75(497.1:4-15)

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The Balkan Imaginarium: Rebecca West and her Yugoslavian Encounters

The article describes the process of three symbolic chartings of an influential book by Rebecca West Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. A Journey through Yugoslavia. The first, anti-colonial charting of the book took place in Great Britain and the USA in 1941/42 (during World War Two), following its publication. The second charting took place in the Western countries during the secession wars in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, from the colonial point of view. The third charting is only to be expected given the publication of an integrated translation of West’s book into Serbian in 2004. The envisioned process of a new, post-colonial reading of her text from the position of different post-Yugoslav nations could be intellectually and politically reinvigorating one.

Keywords:

imaginary geography, symbolic charting, Rebecca West, Yugoslavia, anti-colonial, colonial and post-colonial reading

Full text in Serbian only

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Magdalena Koch
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Poland

УДК: 821.111.09 Вест Р.
316.72:316.75(497.1:4-15)

Прегледни чланак

Балкански имагинаријум: Ребека Вест и сусрети у Југославији

Чланак описује три симболичка мапирања врло значајне књиге Ребеке Вест Црно јагње, сиви соко: Путовање кроз Југославију. Првo је антиколонијално мапирање које се односи се на реакције у Западној Европи и САД након објављивања књиге 1941/42 – у јеку Другог светског рата. Друго, колонијално мапирање јесте употреба овог текста на Западу током распада Југославије деведесетих година двадесетог века. Треће је симболичко мапирање, омогућено новим преводом на српски језик интегралне верзије књиге Ребеке Вест (превод је објављен 2004), које би требало да буде постколонијално читање из пост-југословенских перспективa.

Keywords:

имагинарна географија, симболичко мапирање, Ребека Вест, Југославија, антиколонијално, колонијално и постколонијално читање

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