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.
Anna was a carefree teenager in 1944. Then World War II broke out. She is now 85 years old, and narrates her life, broken forever by her war experiences. Judit Kováts's "Denied" shows history as we have never seen it in books and sources.
Elina Hirvonen, a Finnish writer and filmmaker visited Budapest on the occasion of the publication of her second novel in Hungarian. We talked to her about Africa, motherhood, and the link between suffering and strength.
"How could a poet defend himself against physicians of the body and
their henchmen, the nurses?" - An excerpt from Gyula Krúdy's 1931 novel,
to be published by Corvina, Budapest in 2013 in John Batki's
The nationalist opposition was all over the media in an instant, declaring themselves to have been right all along in warning the voters throughout the election campaign that a secret network of ex-Communist, international bankers who are totally insensitive to the problems of the average Hungarian would take over the country if people elected a Socialist government.