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.
The new volume of poetry by Zsuzsa Takács has found a captivating framework for the writing of the uncertainty of belief: the letters and diaries of Mother Teresa, which formulate her struggle between belief and unbelief.
A publisher of innovative and experimental
work from the beginning, New Directions’s main
aim today is to make the works of foreign writers known in the US. We
talked to Barbara Epler, editor-in-chief of New Directions at the Budapest Book Festival.
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.
Márai’s diary, begun in Budapest well before the gathering storm of Fascist Arrow-Cross occupation and the subsequent deadly seige, can certainly be read as the narrative of an internal emigration. - Ottilie Mulzet's essay on Márai and emigration.