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.
Well-known and less-known Hungarian cultural figures of the female sex elaborate their notions of female body experience across various styles from short fiction to intellectual autobiography, memoir, blog-diary, life-narrative, or hip-hop text.
"I insist on moving freely between categories, on keeping every door and window open. This is my notion of freedom as a writer." - Interview with Noémi Szécsi, the author of Finno-Ugrian Vampire, recently published in English.
"so who would dare to name anyone as father, or kin? like a brook continually changing its course, but everywhere reaching the same depth, so does time step from body to body, it has no death, no resurrection."
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.