Ervin Lázár is the creator of a genre we may safely call
Central European folk surrealism, which takes on the quality of a
hallucinatory exploration into that part of the soul where beauty, hope,
and yearning live in close proximity with the harsh realities of life.
"Eating disorders and the Soviet Union—maybe they seem like very
different subjects, and first I was hesitating how it would work. But
then I thought this was a way to get very different readers." - An interview with Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen.
"Budapest is a nation that’s great and free. / Budapest has an area of roughly its own size, even larger if we include all the holes. / Budapest is the City of Cities, World of Insects, Planet of the Apes, etcetera."
In February 2005, a multilingual portal called Babelmatrix was launched on the world wide web. At present, the site offers access to outstanding pieces of Hungarian literature in the English, Czech, Dutch, Polish, German, Russian and Portuguese languages. This, however, reveals next to nothing about the ultimate objectives of the website.