Intertextuality is a fundamental phenomenon of literary history and a basic component of the literature of the post-modern age; as such, it occupies a central position in today's literary criticism and theory. The present paper aims to help teachers of Hungarian literature who are interested in the topic and who would like to guide their students in the world of present-day fiction by proposing two theoretical approaches to the concept and phenomenon (involving the types of intertextuality and intertextuality in the post-modern age). Then, the author presents intertextuality as an organising principle in the poem Uj magyar Messiasok [New Hungarian Messiahs] by Andras Ferenc Kovacs, discussing it from the point of view of teachability and providing possible guidelines for its concrete adaptation for teaching purposes.
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