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Művek a purgatóriumban
A mester kabátja (vers)
Balázs Imre József
Irodalom és politika
Szerepek és zavarok
Vitázó utókor (ankét)
„Mindnyájan szomorúak vagyunk”
Palocsay Zsigmond poémája elé
Bogu Miloszt (Generátor – próza)
A varázsmesétől a mítosztalan falukutatásig
Politikai emblémák a nagyszebeni Haupt-epitáfiumon
Mű és világa
Hegel, új olvasatban
G. W. F. Hegel
A széthullott világ képzete Dsida Jenő verseiben
Az uralisztika görbe tükre
A velünk együtt haladó határról
A terápia felfüggesztett ideje
A „mot juste” keresése
A Korunk könyvajánlata
Ciklikusan gyorsuló kultúra?
Balon Ruff Zsolt
Erdélyiek a vásznon
„We are All Sad”: Two „Transylvanian” Dedications by Dezső Kosztolányi
Dezső Kosztolányi wrote the same inscriptions into two different books in 1917, both inscriptions showing an interest for the situation of Transylvania during the first world war. The article explores different possible explanations of the similitudes, with relevant accounts of the press of the time. The most probable explanation links the inscriptions to a particular public event that took place in the Hotel Ritz, Budapest.
A portrait of Tibor Bálint, a major Transylvanian Hungarian novelist of the first „Forrás” generation. The paper shows the parabolic nature of Bálint's prose, also connecting it with some techniques used by D. R. Popescu in the Romanian literature.
Roles and Confusions
The article analyses the consequences of referential reading in the case of András Sütő and Domokos Szilágyi, focusing on their different impact on the readers from Hungary. While Sütő deliberately assumed the public role of writing for a specific community, of being an institution rather than an author, Szilágyi seemed a model for a more individualist approach of literature. This resulted in a much more canonical position for Sütő, and a rather marginal position for Szilágyi. The latest debates about the cooperation of these artists with the ruling power may lead to the conclusion that the value of the artistic texts cannot be decided by the concrete acts of cooperation. The paper argues for the importance of the reception studies where the roles, the texts show their diversity in a historical context.
Disputes in the posterity
An inquiry initiated by Imre József Balázs about the possibilities of the posterity to establish different „epochs” in recent lite-rary history. With three formulated questions concerning the possible new literary epochs, the stratifications in professional and non-professional readings and the recent debates concerning András Sütő and Domokos Szilágyi, the answers come from young critics and scholars: Balázs Antal, Éva Bányai, Attila Benő, István Berszán, Péter Demény, Sára Molnár, Levente T. Szabó, Júlia Vallasek, Pál Váradi Nagy, Csaba Vári and Gábor Vida.
The Epitaph of the Haupt Family from Sibiu
The epitaph of the Haupt family from the Lutheran parish church from Sibiu is a unique pattern of this type of iconographical program of the Transylvanian art in the 17th century. The epitaph is well-known in the art historical literature; however the attempts to elucidate these reliefs left out of consideration the emblematic character of these images. The present study analyses the context of this representation and the emblems of this honorary monument. In most cases, these emblems symbolize the Power, and various general ideas, the derivation of the Profane Force from God, and some concrete contemporary political relations (in this case, the Habsburg-loyalty). The inventor of the iconographic program of the epitaph was Johann Zabanius, one of the most remarkable political figures at the end of the 17th century in Transylvania, who several times had recourse to emblems for his representation. He was the author of the engraving that decorates the front page of the Rosetum Franckianum, published in honour of Valentin Franck in 1692 in Wien, and also he was the one, who used emble-matical imagery, allusive to the unity, in a famous speech in 1702. The above examples typify Johann Zabanius as a rare type of maecena in that period in Transylvania, who adopted a high standard of propagation his political engagement by the help of emblematical representations.
Literature and Politics
The paper investigates the relationship between art and politics in the East-Central European context through the case of Do-mokos Szilágyi, one of the most important Hungarian poets in the decades of totalita-rian rule in Romania. The author argues for a complex reading of texts, that includes various (political, social etc.) aspects of art, where reading lives seems much more difficult than reading poetical texts. The case of Domokos Szilágyi shows how the complex readings of poetry can help to reconstruct the ambiguous logic of the ruling power in socialist Romania.