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.
"I am not a pessimistic guy. If I was pessimistic, I would never even have started to make films. I hope that these films will be watched in twenty, thirty or forty years, and I think this is as optimistic as you can get in today’s world."
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?