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A kisváros poétikája 2.
The Poetics of the Small Town 2

The topos of the small town in Kosztolányi’s works

Author(s): Ágnes Klára Papp
Subject(s): Hungarian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: spatial poetics; urban research; chronotope; provincial small town; handling of time; irony

Summary/Abstract: The study comprises researches into two directions. First, it attempts to look into the chronotope of the 19th century provincial small town and describe it primarily comparing it to the myth of the metropolis: its characteristic depiction of space and experience of time, the feeling it conveys, the image of man it presents. In doing so, the author reckons she has first of all found the “counter myth” of contemporary metropolis in the representations of the small town. Second, it examines the Hungarian variants of the so determined image of the small town in the first half of the 20th century. In this part the author analyzes Kosztolányi’s novel The Lark.

  • Issue Year: 16/2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 16-29
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Hungarian