Functional transformations of a body in contemporary Croatian female literature
The key quality of contemporary Croatian literary production is the simultaneous existence of several individual poetics. We could choose to follow the formation of certain groups or identify common denominators (women’s writing, war writing, body writing, new realism). In this essay I’ll concentrate on female authors of the last two decades who are dealing with body topics in their works. In this essay I would prefer to interpret the novels published by Irena Vrkljan, Slavenka Drakulić, Daša Drndić and Dubravka Ugrešić, bearing in mind the thematic focus of their novels: a body confronted to illness, sexual and war violence, the pasing of time.