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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

20th Century

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

Fiction

Literary Couplings

The sun is calm and bright, but it isn’t yet quite warm enough to idle outside with Denton Welch’s I Left My Grandfather’s House. So observant Welch’s eye for details of character and architecture, his voice so tender after the cool elegance of Ágota Kristóf’s prose, though the latter’s autobiographical… 116 more words

20th Century

Ágota Kristóf's Trilogy

Each book of Ágota Kristóf’s trilogy is entwined on a smaller scale in each of the books, echoing back the whole of the trilogy. Each successive book unbalances its predecessor to the point that its instability opens up an unbounded dialogism. 241 more words

20th Century