The Double Chronotope in Kálmán Mikszáth's Novel The Siege of Beszterce

Hajdu, Péter (2003) The Double Chronotope in Kálmán Mikszáth's Novel The Siege of Beszterce. Hungarian Studies, 17 (2). pp. 267-294. ISSN 0236-6568

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The paper approaches to Mikszáth's novel as a dialogic structure, a kind of double plot novel. The plots of the first and second chapter with different setting and personage meet in the third chapter and start coalescing. But these different plots represent two different worlds where also the workings of time is different and the human activity has different dynamics. The paper discusses in some detail the possibility of the analysis of time in fiction, since the scholarly discourse on the topic seems to deny the possibility that time can work in different ways in fictional worlds and describes the specialities of fictional time as anomalies of narration. The encounter of the worlds in Mikszáth's novel is represented as a fight with no real winner, which can be regarded as a sort of dialogue.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
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Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2017 19:18
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 19:18

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