Traces énonciatives de la langue hongroise dans l'oeuvre d'Agota Kristof

  • This essay examines Agota Kristof's use of the French language in a French-Hungarian edition of her poetry entitled "Clous / Szögek" ("Nails"). Furthermore, the close reading of her collected poems and her autobiography "L'Analphabète" ("The Illiterate") reveals the complexity of Kristof's writing and her creative way to move between the two languages. The analysis of her syntax, her dynamic choice of verbs and the modalities of negation brings to light discursive caracteristics of the Hungarian language, her mother tongue. Lexical nuances reveal the emotional dimension concealed in Agota Kristof's texts while the phonetic dimension of her poetry creates a particular poetic voice. Consulting the archives of the writer preserved in Bern has confirmed the importance of Agota Kristof's linguistic exploration. Close reading of her texts in both languages reveals how childhood memories activate her first language and how her mother tongue helps her to remember past events.

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Author:Myriam Olah
Parent Title (French):Colloquium Helveticum : cahiers suisses de littérature générale et comparée 49.2020
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/12/02
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/22
Tag:Kristóf, Ágota: L'analphabète
Kristóf, Ágota: Clous / Szögek
GND Keyword:Kristóf, Ágota; Ungarisch; Französisch; Lyrik
Page Number:14
First Page:52
Last Page:65
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 84 Französische und verwandte Literaturen / 840 Literaturen romanischer Sprachen; Französische Literatur
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Das Relationspotential von Sprachen, Literaturen und Kulturen (Colloquium Helveticum ; 49.2020)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0