The Identity and Identities of Attila József

Identity – argues the author – can be seen as three layers built in each other: personal identity as peculiarity or the base, mankind as generality and mediation as a particular layer. The search for identity by József is one the one hand well known but on the other hand is – as all intellectual nuances – somewhat forgotten. Of course, the identity of the poet is in his poems – in his personality, epoch, heritage and future, as to say in his proletarian heritage.