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Fever at Dawn, by Péter Gárdos, translated by Elizabeth Szász

Sometimes, a love story can be very good for the soul.  Fever at Dawn, drawn from the love letters of the author’s parents, is a triumph of the human spirit over adversity that is very satisfying reading. 943 more words


The Adventures of Sindbad by Gyula Krúdy

The Adventures of Sindbad by Gyula Krúdy. French: Sindbad ou la nostalgie.

This is the English version of the billet written in French here. The English collection of stories is translated by Georges Szirtes and is different from the French one. 1,767 more words

20th Century

Sindbad ou la nostalgie, de Gyula Krúdy. L'aventurier de l'amour

Sindbad ou la nostalgie de Gyula Krúdy (Nouelles: 1911-1935)

For readers who can’t read in French, I will publish another post in English about Sindbad by Gyula Krúdy… 1,304 more words

20th Century

Translation, Punctuation, Frustration

The End of a Family Story by Péter Nádas

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

For fiction there are two roads to translation: the low road from bestseller-dom, and the high road from literary-ness. 820 more words


Seiobo There Below

László Krasznahorkai, 2008
Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, 2013

Krasznahorkai is unlike any other author I’ve ever read. His prose is propelled by an intoxicating and seductive rambling vision that meanders in sentences that run on and on in tangents and narrative diversions that are several pages long. 1,852 more words


Autumn Breakfast by Dezső Kosztolányi

This is what autumn brought. Cool fruit

on a glass bowl. Heavy, dark-emerald

grapes, jasper-bright pears,

its countless, exuberant, glorious jewels.

Waterdrop runs on a berry, 36 more words


Imre Kertész: Fateless - Sorstalanság (1975) Literature and War Readalong September 2015

Imre Kertész novel FatelessSorstalanság tells the story of fifteen-year old Gyuri Köves, a Jewish boy who lives in Budapest. It starts in 1944, on the day on which Gyuri’s father is sent to a labour camp. 1,019 more words