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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 25 | volume V | March-April, 2002



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 25March-April, 2002

Unfeasibility of Love

in the Works of Crnjanski and Georgievski

p. 1
Loreta Georgievska Jakovleva

    The novelist work of Crnjanski and Georgievski, besides having exile as a center of interest, “Migrations” and the tetralogy “Black Seed”, “Time of Science” and “Flat Land” can also be characterized as novels fully dedicated to love. When the novel tickles the topic of love, it almost never describes something close and easily reachable, but often something morally inappropriate. The second name of such love is passion. So, in the novels that are the focus of our interest, not love but passion is dominant; it is the one that is a moving factor in organizing the novels and their scope of ideas. For, it is more appropriate to use the term passion for the obsessive direction of the characters in both of the novels with the desire to overpass the unfavorable situation, instigated by the exile through the persistence for continuance in the native country and love. According to the definition of Denis de Rougemont, passion is something different which pulls itself in between the subject and object and is defined as an obstruction. Most often that obstruction is social (moral, custom or political) and at the end it is mixed with the society itself. For the sake of writing, the obstruction can take the shape of dramatis personae (for example, adventure novel -a classical enemy or according to the terminology of Prop “pest”), of context – structure of social-political and social relations, which rule in certain period and place (characteristic for the classical realistic novel of 19 century) or that obstruction turns into theme and it can be posed side by side with the theme love/passion as it is the case with the above mentioned novels. So in these novels there are two central themes: persecution which in the discourse is read as obstruction and love — as surpassing, removal of the obstruction.
    On the other hand, the obstruction is seen as a depletion or detachment. Man's desire to transcend that depletion and renew the integration in extremely unfavorable conditions, produces directness towards imagination and dream, so that the inclination towards unreal has strong compensation function, function which can be read in the relation – substitution for the depletion.
    Thus, when we talk about the topic of love within the tetralogy by Georgievski and Migrations by Crnjanski, it is inevitable to bring them to relation with the topic of exile, that is, to consider them in mutual cause and effect relations,

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