Srbinovska S. Fiction and Fact in Slavko Janevski’s “Landfill”
The article discusses how the Macedonian writer Slavko Janevski depicts reality in his last novel “Landfill”. An attempt is made to highlight the ways in which narration works as an order-making force in the novel. Drawing on the generative theories of relation in the works of Peter Sloterdijk, Hayden White, Louis Mink and Michel de Certeau, the article shows how the enterprise of narrative order in Janevski’s novel works to pinpoint the historical-political chaos in the Balkans at the turn of the 21st century, and it offers a distinctly anti-utopian poetics as a method for studying the macrosocial transformations of Macedonia as a culture-in-transit. The article also ruminates over the language of postmodern Macedonian novel.
historical narrative, postmodern novel, Slavko Janevski, reality and fiction