„Bűzlik az ország!”: Kísérlet Borbély Szilárd Az Olaszliszkai című drámájának megközelítésére „Bűzlik az ország!”: Kísérlet Borbély Szilárd Az Olaszliszkai című drámájának megközelítésére

dc.creatorWeiss, János
dc.date2016-01-01
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dc.descriptionIn the drama titled Az Olaszliszkai the author sums up the essence of our contemporary situation in a Shakespearean paraphrase: “The country stinks”. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a minor character utters one of the key sentences: ”Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Considering the consequences of “rottenness”, we can also speak of stinking. But now, not “something” stinks, the country itself has a stench – the country is Hungary at the beginning of the 21st century. Szilárd Borbély searched for the possible literary presentation of this stinking country. But what makes a country stink? That is, what can the metaphor of “stinking” hint at? Reading the novel, Nincstelenek [The Dispossessed], we tend to think that the country stinks of poverty. However, we have only shifted the question: what exactly does “human deepness” mean? How can we define its centre or rather its core? If I had to answer this question, I would point out violence first of all. The dispossessed – the poor, the small and the other – are the ones being targeted and ill-treated. The country stinks of their suffering. In this sense, “dispossession” generally features the world of the dramas, and the present paper discusses Az Olaszliszkai in this context.
dc.descriptionIn the drama titled Az Olaszliszkai the author sums up the essence of our contemporary situation in a Shakespearean paraphrase: “The country stinks”. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a minor character utters one of the key sentences: ”Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”. Considering the consequences of “rottenness”, we can also speak of stinking. But now, not “something” stinks, the country itself has a stench – the country is Hungary at the beginning of the 21st century. Szilárd Borbély searched for the possible literary presentation of this stinking country. But what makes a country stink? That is, what can the metaphor of “stinking” hint at? Reading the novel, Nincstelenek [The Dispossessed], we tend to think that the country stinks of poverty. However, we have only shifted the question: what exactly does “human deepness” mean? How can we define its centre or rather its core? If I had to answer this question, I would point out violence first of all. The dispossessed – the poor, the small and the other – are the ones being targeted and ill-treated. The country stinks of their suffering. In this sense, “dispossession” generally features the world of the dramas, and the present paper discusses Az Olaszliszkai in this context.
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dc.identifierhttps://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/studia/article/view/4246
dc.identifier10.37415/studia/2016/1-2/179–191.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2437/296001
dc.languagehun
dc.publisherDebreceni Egyetemi Kiadó
dc.relationhttps://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/studia/article/view/4246/4084
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2016 Studia Litteraria
dc.sourceStudia Litteraria; Vol. 55 No. 1-2 (2016): Borbély Szilárd; 179–191.
dc.sourceStudia Litteraria; Évf. 55 szám 1-2 (2016): Borbély Szilárd; 179–191.
dc.source2063-1049
dc.source0562-2867
dc.title„Bűzlik az ország!”: Kísérlet Borbély Szilárd Az Olaszliszkai című drámájának megközelítésére
dc.title„Bűzlik az ország!”: Kísérlet Borbély Szilárd Az Olaszliszkai című drámájának megközelítésére
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
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