Évf. 61 szám 3–4 (2022): Új tendenciák a kortárs magyar irodalomban
Trauma, őrület, szöveg- és médiumköziség Danyi Zoltán A dögeltakarító című regényében
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In my paper, I examine the novel A dögeltakarító (“The Scavenger”) by the Yugoslavian-born Hungarian writer Zoltán Danyi, published in 2015. The protagonist of the novel is an anonymous man from Vojvodina who participated in the Yugoslav Wars, and whose story can be interpreted as the representation of the war trauma and the identity crisis resulting from belonging to a minority. However, the main aim of my study is not to argue in favour of the protagonist’s madness or to prove his mental illness, but rather to analyse the poetic devices that make him seen by the reader as a “disturbed mind”. As a result, my paper is not interested in identifying the set of symptoms of a disease defined by psychiatry, but rather in the description of those narrative, poetic and motivic features related to intertextuality and transmediality which can somehow result in the interpretation of the main character as a pathological case.