When renowned film director Péter Gárdos wrote the story, he intended it as a film script, but eventually he made it into a novel. “Fever at Dawn,” the love story of two Holocaust survivors―the author’s parents―has ever since sold in more than 20 territories.
The Hungarian Electronic Library is well known and gives the impression of being a major service widely used, while it is in fact a small business, the work of a few people and run by only a handful. – Miklós Szentpály interviews the president of this 15-year-old institution.
It’s marvellous fun going around in a foreign country if voices are
merely sounds which leave us cold and we stare blankly at everyone that
speaks to us. What splendid isolation, my friends, what independence,
what lack of responsibility... We start to display an inexplicable trust in
adults wiser than ourselves. We let them speak and act on our behalf.
Then we accept everything, unseen and unheard.
Some people who it may be assumed know what they are saying say that
just as every tale has it counter-tale so every river has its
counter-river. In the latter case it generally seems that the
counter-river is somewhat broader than the river itself under which it
winds, underground, but precisely following its route and, discounting
one or two inexplicable exceptions, runs in the opposite direction.