Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

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How wants to live Endre Ady's Margita?
(Endre Ady: Margita wants to live)

Ákos Dubics (Károli University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)



At the turn of the 19-20th century the most genuine and innovative Hungarian poet Endre Ady had two main interests: the love and the politics. In 1912 he choose an apparently outmoded form for his new love poem, namely the novel in verse', a genre with evidently romantic roots. At that times nobody of the great poets, neither in Hungary nor abroad has written in this form. Furthermore Margita, the title hero of the composition gets her distinguishing traits from two sources, one comes from a figure of the Old Testament, Esther, and the other comes from St. Margit who known from Hungarian legendary texts. One of the most interesting questions is: why exactly these both?

Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

WEBDESIGN: Peter R. Horn 2005-10-11