This book presents eras, trends, and the works of Hungarian literature from its beginnings to the 21st century. This 800-year literary history is marked by a unique linguistic heritage as well as regional and European historical, cultural, and intellectual currents. By couching the texts in their cultural and literary contexts, connections to German culture also become apparent. While this new history is primarily directed at literary and cultural scholars, it is also recommended reading for anyone interested in Hungarian literature.
An up-to-date, German-language history of Hungarian literature. Covers Hungarian literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Focuses on modern literary trends in the larger context of European cultural history.
Ernö Kulcsár Szabó, Eötvös Loránd Universität, Budapest, Hungary.