Ervin Lázár is the creator of a genre we may safely call
Central European folk surrealism, which takes on the quality of a
hallucinatory exploration into that part of the soul where beauty, hope,
and yearning live in close proximity with the harsh realities of life.
Critics are rather divided over Péter Nádas’s new work Siren Song, a play written on commission from Germany. This is little wonder as we are talking about a truly odd post-dramatic textual construct – a crude apocalypse, a crazy post-modernist death dance of Western civilization.
"Those that I ‘intend’ my books for are all kinds of
people, but they are definitely not aristocratic, definitely not part of
the social elite... they are the
elite of the injured, the aristocracy of those who are helpless beyond
recovery." - An interview with László Krasznahorkai on fire, evil and suffering.