|Opis:||The New century has modified our value system; while modern pluralism undermined the self-evident behaviour and in addition it rocked the identity of the wold, the society and the individual; however, the question of meaning is not new. Viktor Emil Frankl, a neurologist and psychotherapist, and the founder of logotherapy, dedicated his life to this question. ‘‘The Third Viennese School’’ of psychotherapy started to see the human’s spiritual struggle, therefore The School strives to help human’s search for meaning, with emphasis on the significance of the specifically human spiritual dimension; however, it rejects or at least softens the mentality of absolute determinism.
Due to free will, the individual possesses the ability to always have their own opinion, while the search and fulfilment of meaning or intention is motivated by the individuals will to meaning. If the search and fulfilment of meaning or intention are not realized, an existential vacuum can occur, which is the cause of noogenic neurosis and can result in life disorientation, despair, intoxication and/or other extreme acts. (Frankl 1994a: 303–304)
The age of postmodernism: definitively opened the question of literature of exhaustion; withdrew great stories; extensive insights; and definitive conclusions, while it illuminated: doubts about truth; spiritual hollowness; crisis of meaning; a more extensive existential resignation; alienated and apathetic subjects; drained thoughts and weak emotions. Due to its scope, modern short prose is best at offering an overview of a large number of literary figures, while it, with its chosen use of narration and retreatment into intimacy, reveals the defiance of the subject’s spirit and their position in a certain fateful position.
The purpose of this the master’s thesis is to present the neorealistic and minimalistic elements that permeate contemporary Slovene short prose and to highlight the extensive apathy of its subjects. To this end, I have analysed twenty short prose collections that were published after the year 2000.|