|Opis:||The master's thesis focuses on neo-realist short prose, which is present both in Slovenian and foreign literature. In the contemporary Slovenian literature, neorealism has largely established and refined itself specifically in short prose. This mainly includes authors, born in 1960 or later, and began publishing their work in the nineties. The material was taken from everyday life (Čander 2004: 353-363). Studying the collections of short prose for the purpose of this thesis, published between the years 20102015, has shown that topics of national identity are no longer in the forefront, but rather "small subjects" and "small stories", mostly about (sexual) identity (Zupan Sosič 2011: 96-97). The subjects are usually men who, in developed countries, where women enter the labor market and even occupy the top positions, feel increasingly irrelevant and wonder about their existential essence due to the loss of dominance and power. The crisis of masculinity and the "instant" society in which everything is allowed, established new structures of love and partnerships. One of the main features of the neo-realist prose is to situate the subject into the urban environment, to large cities, where foreigners and those who have moved into the city later, and those who always lived there, feel alienated at every step. Both intimate and fantasy worlds of individuals, to which individuals resort to, sometimes represent the only escape from reality.
The purpose of this master`s thesis is to highlight the term neorealist literature and the reasons for the emergence of the modern short story in the last decades, especially of the contemporary neorealist short prose in our country. A key part of the master`s thesis presents an analysis of short works by Slovenian authors published between the years 20102015 with which some theoretical discoveries are supported. The biggest limitation is the lack of time distance, therefore it is necessary to clarify the concepts of transrealism, literary eclecticism, new emotion and minimalism in neorealism. It is also essential to do an overview of themes that literary directions deal with, their narrative procedures and concrete realizations of the contemporary Slovenian short prose (Perić Jezernik 2001: 7).|