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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 17 | volume III | October-November, 2000



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Blesok no. 17October-November, 2000
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Metaphor of Belonging

(on the book by Kristina Nikolovska: "Metaphor of Belonging," Zojder, Skopje, 1999, 514)


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Vesna Mojsova-Čepiševska

    The first book by Kristina Nikolovska is directed towards two entities: the metaphor of belonging and contemporary Macedonian poetry, more precisely towards the problem of the nature, presence, and function of this stylistic device in the given corpus of poetry.
    The book Metaphor of Belonging published by “Zorder” from Skopje came out as a result of her magisterial work. It is an extensive work consisting of 514 pages, and can conditionally be divided into two parts.
    The first part, comprising about 160 pages, presents the theory of the metaphor of belonging, as well as the indispensable key for reading of this stylistic device from a technical point of view. This theory is imparted in a few chapters. Hence, first and foremost, she explains the idea itself and its structure, with a particular review of the theory of divergence. Afterwards, in the part Typology she speaks about two types of metaphors: living and dead i.e. lexicalised metaphors. The next chapter refers to the identification, systematisation, and interpretation of semantic nuclei. Through the overview of the variety of metaboles, in the fourth chapter she deals with the metaphor of belonging itself, which is an object of her interest. Furthermore, she investigates several more phenomena of the metaphor of belonging such as its place and role in the context, its synchronical and diachronical perspective as well as its status in contemporary Macedonian poetry.
    The second part of Kristina Nikolovska’s first book is composed of an inventory of the metaphor of belonging in contemporary Macedonian poetry, which is in essence a Dictionary of the Metaphor of Belonging in Contemporary Macedonian Poetry and consists of 310 pages. This dictionary is based upon the works of twenty distinguished Macedonian poets (K. Racin, S. Janevski, B. Koneski, A. Šopov, G. Ivanovski, S. Ivanovski, M. Matevski, G. Todorovski, C. Andreevski, A. Popovski, J. Koteski, D. Ručigaj, P.M. Andreevski, V. Urošević, P.T. Boškovski, M. Rendžov, R. Pavlovski, B. Gjuzel, C. Jakimovski, E. Kletnikov), who wrote poetry in the period from 1939 until 1992, which means more than fifty years. This fact points to two ordinary orientations in the analysis of this problem. On the one hand, an opportunity for a total synchronic perspective during the research, and on the other hand, a diachronical perspective as an evolutionary outline of the processes. Hereby, approximately 160 books of poetry or nearly 160,000 verses have been considered. The names of the authors are given in






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