Pamięć i tożsamość w powieściach Ludwiga Bauera (Karusel i Toranj kiselih jabuka)
In the works of Ludwig Bauer, a significant place is given to the autobiographical memory of the past, strongly connected with the discourse of identity, lost childhood, collective amnesia; it is related to body memory, place memory, and in the characters’ biographies there is usually present (overt or covert) Plato’s eikon (seen as a trace imprinted on the psyche and the mind), whose finding and explaining stimulates the plot and the story. Community memory is stored (A. Assmann) in the individual memory of its members. The aim of the proposed topic is to explore — with the use of interdisciplinary, methodological achievements in the field of memory discourse — the hermeneut-ics of L. Bauer’s selected works. As a result, the disquisition provides an analysis of literature in the process of forming memory and identity in the area of the former Yugoslavia, as well as literature as a medium of memory and “distinctive symbol system” (B. Neumann) in the whole culture of memory.