A quick glance at recently published Hungarian prose suggests that the past continues to be the most popular subject in modern literature today. László Darvasi’s latest work seems no different. First impressions, however, are frequently misleading.
Our interview with Tomas Venclova, Lithuanian poet, essayist and
professor of literature at Yale University, on social and historical
parallels between Eastern European nations, on the notion of home and on
the special meaning of Hamlet in our region.
Waiting for the arrival of Christmas, hoping for tender and quiet
touches, trusting in the abatement of our great battles of life, we are
trudging towards the manger with Ady's snow-covered Christ-cross in the
- Lajos Jánossy's choice.
We are witnessing a phase of ever more splendid blossoming in the field of children’s poetry in Hungary. One after the other, impressive works are appearing to the delight of readers young and not so young.