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Recepcia postmodernej mad'arskej prózy v slovenskej kultúre
The Reception of Post-modern Hungarian Prose Literature in Slovak Culture

Author(s): Judit Görözdi
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica
Keywords: Hungarian post-modern prose; translation activities in Slovak culture; Slovak and Hungarian cultures

Summary/Abstract: Post-modern Hungarian prose literature emerged from the late 1970s to mid-1980s. Slovak culture of this period was not ready to receive this literature, especially because of strong ideological limitations and regulations of the then cultural policy. Its reception started with a delay of approximately twenty years, i.e. only after the breakdown of the ideological bounds and after the creation of new publishing structures at the end of the 1990s. This twenty-year-long delay seems therefore telling, the more so as, from the historical point of view, Slovak and Hungarian cultures are intertwined in a very natural and direct way. The present paper outlines the causes of the delay in reception of Hungarian post-modern prose in Slovakia. It takes into consideration publishing initiatives, translation activities and the linguistic and translatological context. Giving an overview of translated works and echoes that they brought about the paper concludes that the temporal asymmetry in reception is not topical any more at present and we can take the concerned works for representative in terms of their selection as well as of their public perception.

  • Issue Year: LXXX/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 36-49
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak