The memory of national literature in Budapest city centre

Hajdu, Péter (2014) The memory of national literature in Budapest city centre. Neohelicon, 41 (1). pp. 43-50. ISSN 0324-4652 (print), 1588-2810 (online)

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This paper, which focuses upon the analysis of street names and public monuments in the central area of Budapest, leads us to consider how the fundamental and far-reaching under-girdings of literature (world literature, the very system of writing, literary art, literary institutions) ultimately influence the portayal of the cityscape and the very representation of the city. In such evocations of Budapest, one discovers that description and depiction constitute, above all else, a conduit for political content.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Budapest, Literature, Public monuments, Kossuth Square, Petőfi
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PH Finno-Ugrian, Basque languages and literatures / finnugor és baszk nyelvek és irodalom > PH04 Hungarian language and literature / magyar nyelv és irodalom
Depositing User: Dr Péter Hajdu
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 08:58
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2017 23:15

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