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A balancing act: a decoration for Imre Kertész and another for his right-wing foe

The debate about Imre Kertész’s acceptance of the Order of St. Stephen is slowly subsiding. There were important voices on the left, Ágnes Heller and Tamás Ungvári among them, who decided that since Imre Kertész is a great writer and the only Hungarian Nobel Prize winner in literature he richly deserves the highest decoration that can be awarded by any Hungarian government.  992 more words

Hungary

The Burning of the World by Béla Zombory-Moldován

After reading Gabriel Chevallier’s Fear, a fictionalized  account of his experiences in WWI, I read an entirely different account written from the Hungarian view:  1,533 more words

Non Fiction

Masters and servants

Anna Edes by Dezső Kosztolányi 1926 French title: Anna la douce

For July our book club read Anna Edes by Dezső Kosztolányi and Passage à L’Est decided to re-read it along with us. 1,184 more words

Novel