„Vajmi keveset / tudtam meg a *-ról, -ről”

A vershez fűzött szerzői lábjegyzet az 1970-es, ’80-as és ’90-es évek magyar lírájában

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Bálint Buday
„I found out little if any about *”
The authorial footnotes in Hungarian poetry of the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s

In my study, I intend to examine the possible poetic functions of the footnote as paratext in lyrical texts, from a partly theoretical, partly historical approach. Since
the poetic role of the ‘genre’ of the footnoted poem dramatically increased in the last third of the 20th century, this paper aims to present the footnoted poems of
three canonical poets who are representative of the poetic scene of the era: Dezső Tandori, György Petri and Ottó Orbán. I take it upon myself to showcase how particularly
appropriate the footnote is as a device for demonstrating the attitude of the persona of the poem towards himself, the world, language, tradition, as well as portraying
his ironical view of writing poetry as a profession.