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Az emlékezéstől az elbeszélésig. Nádas Péter Világló részletek című művének köztes terei
From Memory to Narration. Intermediate Spaces in the Memoirs of Péter Nádas

Author(s): Irén Bandi
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: cognitive self; personal and collective memory; intersubjective space; family history; memorials;
Summary/Abstract: My questions connected to Peter Nádas’s literary work are, on the one hand, how the narrator steps over the border of the consciousness that directly experiences the present, how he finds the memories of the past, and how he can follow his own internal journey as an objective spectator. On the other hand, there is an additional fundamental question that arises – namely, how the narrator steps over his own subjective experiences and how he reaches such world experiences that are not part of his direct cognition. I would like to examine how the narrator reaches the common stories, deliberately ignoring the instruments of fiction and imagination, how he steps over the space in-between, which the mind surely perceives between I and you, between my world and the other’s world.

  • Page Range: 105-114
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Hungarian