Personal Names and Curse Registering in Miljenko Jergović’s Short Stories Collection ,,Inšallah Madona, Inšallah”

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 5, 2012

Review article

Nebojša Lujanović 

pages 211-220

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Starting with basic postulates of semiotics, interesting possible interpretations of personal names in Miljenko Jergovic’s stories are revealed to us. Inside a mode of discourse presented as constant conflict and change in the representation of meaning, these names are to understood as stable carriers of meaning in which the important motif of the curse occurs. The curse appears as the only constant in Jergovic’s chaotic world of hybrid identities and insolvable conflict.


name; symbol; code; decoding; curse; heritage