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Gulyás József költői nyelve az összegyűjtött versek negyedik kötetének1 szerkesztői konklúziói
The Poetic Language of József Gulyás

Author(s): Erika Bence, Renáta Romoda
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: József Gulyás; Vojvodina
Summary/Abstract: József Gulyás (1937–2014) was a Hungarian poet from Vojvodina; his collected works were published by Életjel Publishing House. The poetic opus of 1,252 manuscript pages was published in four volumes, which ended a major and inspiring, half-a-decade long work. The author actively participated in the preparation of the first volume; unfortunately, he did not live to see its publication. The release of the subsequent volumes was ensured by the caretaker of his heritage (the first co-author of this study). The completion of the editing process presented an overall picture of Gulyás’s poetic world. The study examines the poet’s unique language and verse-constructing processes based on his polemics titled Arról miért nem tudok itt ma élni [On Why I Can Not Live Here Nowadays]. It is “a poem with a story”, a grand and unparalleled “reckoning” under the aegis of Hungarian poetry (from Vojvodina); a verse about poetry and poetic existence, while at the same time it is a fierce polemic, a kind of disassociation from current cultural politics, which in the 20th century can only be found in Attila József’s poetry. This study aims to explore and clarify the principles of these poetical and linguistic dictions.

  • Page Range: 97-109
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Hungarian