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Ritið 1/11 - 2011

Sigrún Margrét Guðmundsdóttir: White as Styrofoam: on Guðrún Eva’s sex doll

This article explores the comparison between the sex doll in Skaparinn by Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and the novel itself. Both products are mass produced consumer goods which can also be regarded as mass art, produced with the intention of consumption and profit. Furthermore, each product can be regarded as a simulation, when Baudrillard’s ideas on simulacra and simulation are taken into account. They reveal the flaws and imperfections of our society, making a clear comparison between those who read novels and those who buy sex dolls.

Keywords: Icelandic literature, mass art, simulation, characterisation, consumption.

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