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.
Here the aristocratic family name, instead of appearing in the list of honours of governing bodies and salons, does so on the pages of sports papers. What is more, it appears on the gigantic score screens of huge stadiums – thanks to the gifted brother, sometimes even scoring a goal.
He was very honest with himself in his autobiography, he was balancing
between fiction and reality in the book written for his grandchildren,
and he made fiction out of facts in his historical novels. - An
interview with Per Olov Enquist in Budapest.
The lucky few experience an annunciation. The bellies of the rest remain silent. The doctor himself doesn’t know what is happening at such times. Not really. His hands are merely holding the Lord’s hand.
Written poetry is aristocratic by nature, yet it is customary (it behooves us) to call the world we live in democratic. On what authority do I call myself an Odysseus, a king, a priest, a leader, and—well, yes—a poet?