With its objects and its environment, St Stephen's Park in Budapest encapsulates the ways in which recent history was monumentalised in Hungary by various ideologies. - This introductory essay is a fitting hors d'oeuvre to the essays revolving around cultural memory, edited by a team of scholars at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
"Death of an Athlete" is a 1961 novel by Miklós Mészöly, one of the most significant prose masters of Hungarian literature of the second half of the 20th century. The novel was first published in French in 1965 and was translated into many languages. The following excerpts are from the first edition of the novel in English translation, to be published soon by Bluecoat Press.
In September, Lawrence Ferlinghetti had accepted the Janus Pannonius Prize, but in mid-October he informed the American press that he would decline it because of human rights concerns, the President of the Hungarian PEN Club told Hungarian press agency MTI on Sunday.
The aim of this prize, founded in 2009 by the European Booksellers’ Federation, the European Writers’ Council and the Federation of European Publishers, is to call attention to the values of contemporary literature written in various languages.