The 78th Hungarian Book Week and 6th Children's Book Days, organized by the Hungarian Publishers' and Booksellers' Association (MKKE), will take place between 31 May and 4 June 2007. The main scene of the event is in the heart of Budapest, on Vörösmarty Square and Váci Street, with 250 publishers exhibiting in 140 stands.
...an English historian of football recently came forward with the remarkable conclusion that football never would have become so widespread in England had the higher-ups not seen in it an effective remedy against masturbation in pubescent boys.
There are several authors today in Hungary who describe the erosion of the village way of life, which runs parallel to the destruction of the countryside. Some do it with the passionate tone of a prophet. Háy's voice in The Kid is that of quiet desperation.
"...for this is how we play football: without hope or glory, but at least we don’t pretend not to know what is happening here, that behind each pioneer there is an empire, tanks, Gulag, Afghanistan, and many, many unuttered compound sentences."
Krisztán Grecsó’s (1976) first novel promises a great deal, and delivers on most of its promise. A densely packed work, it may be read as an educational novel, the story of a mystery, a narrative probing into folk belief, a village novel or a novel about provincial Hungary.
”A powerful memoir of war, politics, literature, and family life by one of Europe’s leading intellectuals,” is how the publisher Other Press recommends György Konrád's new book available in English. The volume entitled A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life blends the author's two autobiographical novels into one.