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Title Hungarian perspectives on the Western canon : post-comparative readings / edited by László Bengi, Ernő Kulcsár Szabó, Gábor Mezei, Gábor Tamás Molnár and Pál Kelemen
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 295 pages)
Contents Table of Contents; Preface; I. Poetry with Poetry; Literary Movement-Images:; The Mnemotechnics of the Poetic Image in Late Modernity; Writing Machines; The Text as Body; II. Prose with Prose; Literary Capital and Mass Media; Márai and the Literature of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy; Heterogeneity of Senses; Musical Form and the Erotics of Writing; The Depth of the Self; The Intercultural Test of the Literary Event; Multiplicity in History; III. Crossing Genres; The Reading Fails; Re-Cycling the Ring; The Poetics of Vulnerability; Contributors
Summary In this collection, Hungarian literature is read together with canonical works of the Western literary tradition. The book studies the distinction between "major" and "minor" literatures, showing that such parallel readings may highlight previously unknown components of the literary tradition. The book does not hold traditional comparative methods, based on verifiable mediations or transactions between national philologies and national literary narratives, to be the exclusive standard of interpretation; readings can concentrate on common surfaces and textual events instead. This is what is mea
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Subject Canon (Literature)
Cross-cultural studies
Hungarian literature -- History and criticism
Literature -- History and criticism
Canon (Literature)
Cross-cultural studies.
Cultural studies.
Hungarian literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Eastern.
Literature & literary studies.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Bengi, László, 1976- editor
Kelemen, Pál, editor
Kulcsár Szabó, Ernő, editor
Mezei, Gabor, editor
Molnár, Gábor Tamás, 1975- editor
ISBN 1443892564 (electronic bk.)
9781443892568 (electronic bk.)