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Spoľahlivo rozprávať svoj príbeh (Naratívy životnej dráhy v maďarskej postmodernej románovej tvorbe)
Life narratives in hungarian postmodern novels

Author(s): Judit Görözdi
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav svetovej literatúry, Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: Narrative psychology; Life Narrative; Hungarian Postmodern Novel

Summary/Abstract: The article employs aspects of narrative psychology to analyse literary rendering (im)possibilities to narrate one’s own lifetime story reliably. After a descripption of the narrative context of identity, it concerns with the qestions of the life narrative (on the examples from Hungarian postmodern novels) dependent on acts of constructing, remembering, judging, or placing it into „bigger“ narratives of a family. The aim of the study is to point out that there is a close legitimate relation between the narrator and the narrative, and to explain the literary problem of the life narrative in relation with the postmodern resignation to the integrity of identity.

  • Issue Year: V/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 31-44
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Slovak