|dc.description.abstract||The subject of this thesis is the relation between language, narration and politics in the novel Kron og mynt. Eit veddemål. Questions essential to this examination have been:
What characterizes the language in the novel?
How is the novel constructed?
In what sense is there a particular connection between language, narration and politics in the novel?
The most important of Kjartan Fløgstad´s other novels with regards to this study, have been Dalen Portland and Fyr og flamme. The language in these novels, I argue in this thesis, are in various ways and scopes different from the language in other Norwegian novels written in or around the same period. This also goes for Kron og mynt. I make this into an hermeneutical point in my study.
Kjartan Fløgstad has written several essays concerning the essence and nature of literature, with a particular focus on magical realism, carneval theory and the baroque. His novels have been said to be fantastic, surrealistic and steeped in irony, satire and humour. I investigate these claims and also discuss the concept of political literature in general, especially in relation to social realism and social modernism. However, the political elements in his novels are said to be found in their language and form, and this thesis elaborates on this and in what respect the novels can be seen as not discussing political questions in a more direct and thematic way.
The thesis goes on to analyse the different parts of the novel with a particular focus on examples characteristic of the language. This is done in connection with an examination of the story in the novel, with regard to key terms such as author, narrator and construction.||nb_NO