History or Fictionalized Truth in Fenyő's Diary Az elsodort ország (A Country Swept Away)
In her article "History or Fictionalized Truth in Fenyő's Diary Az elsodort ország (A Country Swept Away)" Judy Young examines Miksa Fenyő's diary as an example of life writing with particular emphasis on the intermingling of the documentary, testimonial elements with the self-reflexive, literary, and fictive ones which give this diary its particular flavor. A founder of the literary journal Nyugat (The West), Fenyő was at home in the literary world, as well as in economic and political life. His diary covers the period from 1944 when nazi Germany occupied Hungary and Fenyő had to go into hiding to 1945 when Budapest was liberated by the Soviet army. After an analysis of the contents and narrative techniques of the diary, Young explores the diary's relevance today and discusses its significance as historical source material and/or literary text.
"History or Fictionalized Truth in Fenyő's Diary Az elsodort ország (A Country Swept Away)."
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