CONTRIBUTIONS TO REFUGEE LITERATURE – TOLNAI’S REFUGEE AFFAIRS Cover Image

ADALÉKOK A MENEKÜLTIRODALOMHOZ – TOLNAI OTTÓ MENEKÜLTÜGYEI
CONTRIBUTIONS TO REFUGEE LITERATURE – TOLNAI’S REFUGEE AFFAIRS

Author(s): Anikó Novák
Subject(s): Hungarian Literature
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: refugee crisis; refugee literature; postcolonial theories; Ottó Tolnai;
Summary/Abstract: The paper attempts to interpret the literary representations of the refugee crisis based on the relevant texts of Ottó Tolnai. The author’s works constantly reflect on current social phenomena, so the refugees who are still present on the Hungarian–Serbian border also play an important role in his volumes entitled Nem könnyű [Not Easy] and Szeméremékszerek [Pubic Jewellery]. Tolnai generally interprets things in unusual ways, so in these works he views migrants as an opportunity rather than a danger. Building on postcolonial theories, the paper deals with issues such as migrant, stranger, border crossing, refugee literature, and migrant literature. Furthermore, the study compares the analysed texts with relevant works of Hungarian and world literature from the perspectives of refugee issues.

  • Page Range: 61-71
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Hungarian