The memory of place at the crossroads of literature and cultures: the myth of Vojvodina and its contemporary reinterpretations (G. Csáth, O. Tolnai, I. Lovas) Cover Image
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Pamięć miejsca na styku literatur i kultur: mit Wojwodiny i jego współczesne reinterpretacje (G. Csáth, O. Tolnai, I. Lovas)
The memory of place at the crossroads of literature and cultures: the myth of Vojvodina and its contemporary reinterpretations (G. Csáth, O. Tolnai, I. Lovas)

Author(s): Mateusz Chmurski
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Central Europe; Vojvodina; Szabadka; Subotica; Szerbhorváth György; Csáth Géza; Tolnai Ottó; Kosztolányi Dezső; Jónás Olga; reception studies; cultural memory; operette; autobiographical studies; hers
Summary/Abstract: The article analyses the role of modernist life narratives and literary works in the contemporary prose from Serbian Vojvodina. The stereotyped character of their reception and „the end of Vojvodina’s myth”, announced by some critics, are confronted with the rich intertextual developments on Géza Csáth’s (1887–1919) life and work in texts by Ottó Tolnai and Ildikó Lovas. The author claims that citational and palimpsest strategies present in Vojvodina’s culture can be seen as mechanisms proper to how peripheral literatures develop as a patchwork of narrations and research discourses.

  • Page Range: 19-41
  • Page Count: 23
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish