Style and versification features in an 'ugly' masterpiece
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A not-yet-famous Hungarian poet, Lajos Lorinczki, has published a huge composition of 'sonetti a corona' entitled 'My Concept of the World', 14 sonnets in each cycle, such that the fourteenth line of each of the 211 sonnets is repeated as the first line of the next. Each cycle of 14 sonnets covers a different topic. The prefixed list of topics is also a kind of sonnet; the titles are as follows: Liberty, Homeland, Fate, Faith, Sense, Work, Art, Soul, Love, Family, Community, Life, War, and Future. The terse sentences convey grave thoughts and worries about whether humans are free or predestined; or whether God exists. Similarly to Marxist dialectics, the poet forces the issue of the immanently contradictory nature of the world; he respects art but takes it to be mere superstructure. In his style, we find a mixture of levels ranging from obscenity to ode-like solemnity. Ugly realistic portions refer to events of the Second World War and of the year 1956.
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