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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



I must somehow have drunk of the waters of Lethe, Korin explained, and while disconsolately wagging his head as if to convey to them that the understanding of the manner and consequence of events would probably always lie beyond him, he brought out a box of Marlboros: …

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Forgetting > Memory

European Summer Reading List

Since I’ll be traveling around a few different countries in Europe this summer, I thought it would be a good idea to create a reading list that will enhance my appreciation. 430 more words

Embers by Sándor Márai

Embers by Sándor Márai (1942) French title: Les braises. Translated by Marcelle et Georges Régnier.

Embers is set in 1941 in an odd aristocratic castle in Hungary. 1,195 more words


Literary escapade in Budapest

At the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest had around 500 cafés or kávéház in Hungarian. Some were literary cafés. They were open night and day and were the writers’ second offices. 730 more words

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Agota Kristof's Trilogy of Novels: Remarkable fiction on loss, identity and the traumatic impact of war

Written by an unreliable narrator, the first part of this trilogy, The Notebook, won two prestigious European literary awards and was Hungarian writer Agota Kristof’s… 454 more words