He is among our most Hungarian and most universal writers at the same time: he made the Great Hungarian Plain a metaphor of the world, in order to demonstrate that the whole Creation resides behind God's back now―where it has possibly been from the very start.
A novel about a black freemason in 18th century Vienna who was exhibited in a museum after his death; a book about what happens to a society when long-coveted freedom finally arrives; the wartime diary of Miklós Radnóti’s wife; a book about a family evicted from Budapest in the 1950s; and Imre Kertész's "death diary."
Addressed to an imaginary aunt, these letters from the 1700s, written by a member of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi's retinue in Turkish exile, are the first example of art prose in Hungarian. – – Excerpts from a new English edition forthcoming from Corvina Press, Budapest.
I am sure that Teresa of Calcutta did not think that God has a religion. This is what those who consider themselves believers cannot forgive her, whereas radicals attacked her for administering the anointment of the sick to dying people they took home from the street.
Reading Gergely Péterfy's "The Stuffed Barbarian" is a unique intellectual exploration and rediscovery, through which the reader delves into the amazing world of a lesser-known cultural period. A truly thought-provoking and enjoyable literary work that is hailed by many as the best book of 2014.
Fairy-tale and reality, described with near-sociographic precision, are mixed and presented in the unique language of Margit Halász in Vidróczki Codex; a whirling, flowing style well-known from her Singing River and Pearl Sand.
This English translation of a widely popular Hungarian poem was performed at a ceremony held by the Tom Lantos Institute in Vác on September 19, dedicated to the memory of four outstanding champions of human rights during the Holocaust – Radnóti and Lantos as well as József Antall Snr. and Henryk Sławik.