[Codependence in Péter Hajnóczy's novella Death rode out of Persia]

Psychiatr Hung. 2015;30(2):222-31.
[Article in Hu]


It is assumed that in connection with literature the artistic product generates interaction between the creator and the recipient, as in the all other cases of art. The formation of a writing leads to the birth of the reading, while the reader creates a new quality weaving artistic literature into a subjective context, this is how the so-called "personal reading" springs into existence. The Death rode out of Persia (A halal kilovagolt Perzsiabol) written by Peter Hajnoczy - which is about the everyday life of a man suffering from alcoholism -facilitates not only the formation of a subjective reading based on emotional impressions, but also provokes the formation of an analytic reading which reflects on the phenomena of addiction and the loss of control. This kind of focused analysis claims to let the particular art product and the professional literature of addictology meet on the field of alcoholism and codependence.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism*
  • Autobiographies as Topic*
  • Codependency, Psychological*
  • Family Characteristics
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations*
  • Literature, Modern / history*
  • Male
  • Marriage
  • Metaphor
  • Smoking*
  • Spouses* / psychology
  • Writing

Personal name as subject

  • Péter Hajnóczy