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N.N. by Gyula Krúdy. Translation Tragedy

N.N. by Gyula Krúdy (1922) Translated from the Hungarian into French by Ibolya Virág. 950 more words

20th Century

Literature and War Readalong September 30 2015: Fateless - Sorstalanság by Imre Kertész

The third book in this year’s Literature and War Readalong is Imre Kertész’ Holocaust novel Fateless. Kertész is a Hungarian author who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002. 380 more words


Book Review - Lazlo Krasznahorkai: Seiobo There Below

Perhaps a better title for this offering from 2015’s Man Booker International Prize winner would’ve been Seiobo There Beyond Me as I struggled to follow this series of short stories that encompassed subjects from Japanese culture, Baroque music and the creative process that all artists work with and then the author added to that bizarre syntax, in fact even as a series of short stories comprised this book, I think the author only used two or three periods the whole time!? 359 more words

Book Reviews

Behind Joyce's Back

Behind God’s Back by Zsigmond Móricz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Since I read Ulysses I’ve been fascinated by the influence of Hungary and Hungarian on Joyce’s book. 212 more words


The Impossibility of Connection

On another day I’ll read László Krasznahorkai’s Seiobo There Below hungrily. After an intensely beautiful first chapter, the second chapter begins with an untranslated Italian crossword. 222 more words

20th Century

I Am With You : Kassák Lajos / Manuel Alvarez Bravo

In front of you I go
you in front of me
the early sun’s gold chain
jingles on my wrist.

Where are you going — I ask… 147 more words


Szégyen helyett/ Instead of shame

Bevallom őszintén, nem olvastam végig Móricz Zsigmond Légy jó mindhalálig című regényét, kb. tizenöt (kicsit kevesebb) távlatából elárulom, hogy az olvasónaplót is édesapám írta meg helyettem. 985 more words

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