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Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb

Another book in translation! This was recommended by a co-worker and wow, what a recommendation. Written in 1937 but not translated into English until 1994, this compelling, strange and beautiful novel deserves a much wider audience. 188 more words

Book Review

Captivity by György Spiró (a glorious first read of the year, although I am not yet finished)

Behold Captivity, a novel of a mere 832 pages, each one riveting me to the story of Uri and his companions who are on a mission traveling from Jerusalem to Rome. 317 more words

Hungarian Literature

Review: Berlin-Hamlet --- Poetry by Szilárd Borbély

I received a review copy of this title from NYRB.  This collection was published in the original Hungarian in 2003 and this English version has been translated by Ottilie Mulzet. 1,069 more words


Any Interest in a Read-Along of Captivity by György Spiró?

Behold this book, Captivity, winner of the Aegon Literary Award, translated from Hungarian, and coming in at a mere 864 pages, it is not for the “subway reader.” 111 more words

László Krasznahorkai, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens

Paul Kerschen reviews the recent translation for The Quarterly Conversation

Though László Krasznahorkai’s early fictions were set in his native Hungary, over the past two decades he has turned to settings that cover the globe across much of historical time. 275 more words

20th Century

[808] The Door - Magda Szabó

“The bond between us—produced by forces almost impossible to define—was in every way like love, though it required endless concessions for us to accept each other.” (Politics, 104) 465 more words