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Szerző/Author: Kappanyos András (Institute of Literary Studies, Center for Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
E-mail: kappanyosa@t-online.hu
Rövid életrajz/Bio: András Kappanyos, DSc is Scientific Counsellor and Head of Department at the Institute of Literary Studies, Center for Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In addition, he teaches literary history and theory as a professor at the University of Miskolc. In 2016-17 he was György Ránki Hungarian Chair Visiting Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, His research interests include English and Hungarian literary Modernism, the Avant-garde, and translation theory. He has authored seven books: on T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, on the Avant-garde, on Hungarian literary movements and, most recently, two monographs on translation studies. He edited several other books, including a new edition of James Joyce’ oeuvre in Hungarian. He translated several works by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Carol Ann Duffy, Kurt Vonnegut and others.
How to cite: Theatron Vol. 15, No. 4. (2021): 121–125.
Cím/Title (ENG): Three Glorious Resumptions: Kassák’s Road to Becoming a Master

Although the Hungarian Avant-garde produced several outstanding and internationally renowned creative minds, its defining figure is undoubtedly Lajos Kassák, poet, novelist, editor, critic, curator, typographer, painter, but first and foremost tireless and incorruptible organizer. His unprecedented career is more than just an amusing story: it also exemplifies the changes of the times that made it possible for a very sharp and very stubborn young man to accomplish this journey from apprentice of a locksmith in a small rural town to respected member of the community of progressive European artists. The presentation examines the major stages of this journey in the socio-cultural context and in the intellectual-spiritual development of Kassák. It focuses on the turning points when his surprisingly independent thinking allowed such insights and decisions that heavily influenced the destiny of Central-European Avant-garde, and still affect our ideas on the ultimate aim of art.