One of the most acclaimed representatives of francophone literature,
Agota Kristof was awarded the most prestigious Hungarian state prize. When she
visited Hungary last year, she thought she would never come back again,
but now she came to take the award. We talked to Agota Kristof in Budapest.
Everything related to train
wagons had good associations for us. The one thing we never dreamed of
was that we’d also be herded into a wagon someday, and that it would be
unbearable. How unbearable? A person can bear anything.
These days in Hungary literature has become an issue that people talk about passionately in the press, at demonstrations and on communal websites. We will now now take a brief look at two cases, one involving the changing of the national curriculum, the other the publication of a new anthology of political poems.