Reading Gergely Péterfy's "The Stuffed Barbarian" is a unique intellectual exploration and rediscovery, through which the reader delves into the amazing world of a lesser-known cultural period. A truly thought-provoking and enjoyable literary work that is hailed by many as the best book of 2014.
In 1983, literary historian Lóránt Kabdebó conducted a series of interviews with Miklós Szentkuthy. These interviews — confessions — were later published in a book form. The excerpt published here is about the genealogy of Szentkuthy's monumental masterpiece, Prae, forthcoming in English from Contra Mundum Press.
Gábor T. Szántó (1966) belongs to the third generation of postwar Jewish Hungarian writers, who came of age after the period of silence about Jewishness that characterized the experience of their parents' generation.
My present self is horrified by Kádár, and if it was this self standing there now, he may not be happy to hear that Kádár was dead, but he would surely understand that an inglorious era was over. To be followed by other inglorious eras.