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Start Archive Comparisons, n°20/2016 Czardas and goulash – images of the Hungarian “otherness” in Krzysztof Varga’s output.

Czardas and goulash – images of the Hungarian “otherness” in Krzysztof Varga’s output.

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The article contains interpretations of two compositions written by Krzysztof Varga, Gulasz z turula (2007) and Czardasz z mangalicą (2014). Those works – with their character bordering on autobiography and reportage – constitute a recognition of the contemporary condition of collective consciousness, especially in Hungary, but also in Poland. Imagology as a cultural fact and the methodology of investigating images and ideas assuming the form of myths, patterns or motifs turns out to be a very useful for cultural (postcolonial and comparative) studies.

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