“HE WHO WANTS TO BE A PIPER…” – BODY LANGUAGE OF THE WAR IN THE NOVEL OF ZOLTÁN DANYI THE CARCASS REMOVER Cover Image

„AKI DUDÁS AKAR LENNI...” – HÁBORÚS (TEST)BESZÉD DANYI ZOLTÁN A DÖGELTAKARÍTÓ CÍMŰ REGÉNYÉBEN
“HE WHO WANTS TO BE A PIPER…” – BODY LANGUAGE OF THE WAR IN THE NOVEL OF ZOLTÁN DANYI THE CARCASS REMOVER

Author(s): Krisztina Busa
Subject(s): Hungarian Literature
Published by: Universitatea Cluj SAPIENTIA
Keywords: Yugoslav Wars; war as crisis; language tools; talking in monologue; physical reactions;
Summary/Abstract: Based on the novel by Zoltán Danyi published in 2015, the study focuses on the experience of the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s as a crisis experience. The novel’s protagonist is an anonymous former Hungarian soldier from Vojvodina who, 10–15 years after the events, recalls the war and his post-war years in a stream of consciousness. The protagonist’s unconcealed, tormenting physical reactions are depicted in unusual detail in the novel, which also uses raw, vulgar, and explicit language. The first part of the analysis shows, through selected scenes, a number of divisive mechanisms at social and individual levels that give rise to radicalization. In the second part, it asks about the possibilities of a way forward for the physically and mentally burdened protagonist.

  • Page Range: 66-80
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Hungarian