If you create a completely authentic character, we will believe everything you say. And this is precisely what Árpád Kun, a Hungarian writer based in Norway, has done in his new novel. "Happy North" is the story of Aimé Billion, a descendant of voodoo sorcerers who emigrates to the Norwegian Fjordland.
In 1983, literary historian Lóránt Kabdebó conducted a series of interviews with Miklós Szentkuthy. These interviews — confessions — were later published in a book form. The excerpt published here is about the genealogy of Szentkuthy's monumental masterpiece, Prae, forthcoming in English from Contra Mundum Press.
Originally published in 1985 and republished in 2010 to great critical
acclaim, Szilárd Rubin's "Roman Numeral One" is a poetic recollection
of an impossible love story between a middle-aged writer who "has grown
old but has never managed to grow up", and an enigmatic, fiercely
independent and frivolous dentist called Piroska.