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 book is not a novel, but rather a collection of interlinked scenes from the life of an unnamed village, peopled with a rather peculiar cast of characters, both ethnic Hungarians and Gypsies, the ghost of the deported Jewish population hanging over them.– Róbert Milbacher’s first book, The Virgin Mary's Fiancé published by Magvető, reviewed by Mark Baczoni.
Literary historian Thomas Cooper talks to Imre Kertész in this new
volume published in the Seagull Books series of The University of
Chicago Press. An excerpt from the interview and Cooper's fine
introductory essay, published here by courtesy of the publisher.
...the man, while he was reading his essay, deliberately had his tie hang into the soup. His name was Miklós Erdély, and his gesture of having his tie hang into the soup was a forbidden form of artistic expression in Hungary at that time.