The last few years have been abundant in books specializing in understanding and interpreting the attributes and the behaviour of Hungarians. János Lackfi experiments with well-known elements that have been on the periodic table of Hungarians for decades, and tries to create a new and interesting compound.
Ádám Bodor's books describe a world that is foreign yet uncannily familiar to East European readers, an absurd world determined by obscure powers. Bodor's 1992 masterpiece, "The Sinistra Zone" will be published in English this August by New Directions.
And just when god lost a small life man would accidentally find it, an old coin of an unknown exotic country. He would study it, not recognising the writing, He couldn’t decide on its value, although the jeweller would take it only for scrap gold.