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Az akác motívuma Fehér Ferenc költészetében
The Acacia Motif in Ferenc Fehér’s Poetry

Author(s): Julianna Ispánovics Csapó
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: acacia; motif; Ferenc Fehér; Kornél Szenteleky; modern; Vojvodina;
Summary/Abstract: The acacia planted in Europe and brought from North America appears in Hungary at the beginning of the 18th century. The new plant soon becomes very common; its strategic and economic relevance increases in no time at all. The persistent, rapidly adapting plant of great use becomes part of the Hungarian culture as well. Through its artistic, literary, cultural occurrences, it becomes a local species as an identity-forming and -keeping element. Its persistence in the Hungarian culture and literature in Vojvodina is due to Kornél Szeneteleky’s culture-building activity. This cultural heritage is rewritten; some other meanings are also unfolded in Ferenc Fehér’s poetry. The aim of the study is the examination of the acacia motif of the Fehér’s lyric poetry, not least tracking its intertextual occurrences in the context of the Szenteleky-texts and the modern Hungarian literature in Vojvodina.

  • Page Range: 161-170
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Hungarian