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 rootedness of Borbély's poems in the literary forms of the Baroque and their religious orientation could work against their reception in the English-speaking literary world. Yet the theological stance always runs perilously close to the blasphemous, and the rigourous form is always at the point of decay.
"Lot has long been a hero of mine. A morally charged hero, which is why he has such a difficult fate—a true person." – Imre Kertész talks to János Kőbányai about Hungarian literature and his forthcoming book.
I look like someone who was born in a sewer and never crawled out. Journalist? Film critic? What a laugh. No one in the neighborhood believed it. I wouldn’t have believed either. No dignity, no pride. Just a filthy animal who’ll rob anyone with their back turned.
"that day, my life was broken into two, divided into two, perhaps like everyone else’s who was a man at that time... Safety and tranquility disappeared from the world; these were the first to disappear...