Finnish Literature Meets Romanian Literature in Hungarian. The case of the La Fontaine Literary Society

Ildikó P. Varga
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, E-mail: ildikovus(at)yahoo.com

Abstract
In this study, I examine how Finnish literature meets Romanian literature in the activities of a literary society based in Hungary, the La Fontaine Society. Using André Lefevere’s concepts (literary system, rewriting, patronage, institutions, poetics, ideology, manipulation), I am looking for the answer to what motivated the selection of works for translation and publication.
My aim is to show and point out the factors that facilitate the meeting of two peripheral or small literatures, literary systems in a third language, which can also be considered peripheral and small – through translations.
Rezumat
În acest studiu, examinez modul în care literatura finlandeză se întâlnește cu literatura română în activitățile unei societăți literare cu sediul în Ungaria, Societatea La Fontaine. Folosind conceptele lui André Lefevere (sistem literar, rescriere, patronaj, instituții, poetică, ideologie, manipulare), caut răspunsul cu privire la ce a motivat selecția operelor pentru traducere și publicare.
Scopul meu este de a arăta și sublinia factorii care facilitează întâlnirea a două literaturi periferice sau mici, a două sisteme literare într-o a treia limbă, care, de asemenea, poate fi considerată periferică și mică – prin traduceri.
Keywords: La Fontaine Literary Society, Béla Vikár, Finnish literature, Romanian literature, Hungarian literature, translations
CC BY-SA License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)
Acknowledgements: This paper has been presented at the 11th International Conference on Nordic and Baltic Studies in Romania: ReThinking Europe in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea Region hosted by the Romanian Association for Baltic and Nordic Studies, online conference, May 28−29, 2020.

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