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.
Just on its title alone many Hungarian readers in 1976 (and since) must have been puzzled by László Fábián's first short novel, an astonishingly rich growing-of-age tale, told in a persuasively poetic manner.
The word “happy” is a surprisingly rarely used term in Hungarian literature, and this is one of the reasons why I chose to use it. It is rather the expressions for “unhappiness” that have become all too trivial.
After the book of poems inspired by Finland, here
are Acsai's Norwegian poems. A fjord and a vaguely perceptible
figure inside the fjord; a whale; cold-blooded rocks; the place where
Wittgenstein’s house once stood in Norway. And the empty place where
Wittgenstein’s intellectual independence and daring once stood in