Publication details [#5476]

Sohár, Anikó. 1999. The cultural transfer of science fiction and fantasy in Hungary 1989-1995. Bern: Peter Lang. 276 pp.


This is a study about the cultural importation process of popular genres into a literature on the periphery of the European literary polysystem, the case of science fiction and fantasy in Hungary between 1989 and 1995. The book deals with science fiction and translation, where "translation" is used in the wide sense of the word as transfer so as to incorporate pseudo-translations as well. Its goal is to account for this transfer and take first steps towards assessing the suitability of such a model for the transition from a communist system to a market economy (i.e. in the case of all [European] ex-socialist countries) or, possibly, for all minority cultures.
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