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This autobiographical first novel by a Budapest-born American poet and translator follows the destiny of Attila Nagy, from his Hungarian childhood under the Communist regime and his family’s escape to Cleveland following the revolution to his dysfunctional adulthood and unhappy marriage-all of which are redeemed by a lucky tumble into mythology.
Unusual, shocking, politically incorrect, and humorous stories about joy and struggle of a newcomer in the United States. / Amerikai-angolt tanulók számára, illetve azoknak, akik szeretik a szokatlan, megrázó, politikailag helytelen és humoros történeteket.
Charles traded hand grenades with other kids like one would trade baseball cards. At the age of twenty-one, he escaped from Communist Hungary to Canada via Communist Yugoslavia, and in the same year he was hit by lightning three times on the same farm. Charles has lived his life by his magical three D’s: Desire, Determination, and Drive.
Albert Morris Bagby spent the summer of 1885 in Weimar, where he attended Liszt’s classes. In the guise of a light-hearted autobiographical novel, this romantic tale reveals the characters of several real-life individuals who were part of Liszt’s circle
A seamless combination of the political, literary and personal history of postwar Hungary. This scathing, at times humorous, and always insightful memoir by exiled Hungarian novelist Sandor Marai provides one of the most poignant and humanly alive portraits of life in Hungary between the German occupation in 1944 and the solidification of communist power in 1948.
The novel brilliantly captures the challenge of growing up in two different worlds: Hungarian and American. The inability to feel totally at home in either environment, the loneliness of being without relatives in America, and the deeply-felt isolation of leading a marginal existence within the boundaries of two cultures
People of the puszta is a part an auto-biography, part sociography (of a society that has now mostly disappeared), part a description a landscape, meshed with bits of the cultural heritage of the people who inhabit that landscape.
This novel stages a story of adultery through which we see Bergman’s attempts to understand his parents’ troubled relationship. Through a series of revelatory confessions, Anna tells of her affair with her husband’s young friend Tomas and her unhappiness with her life as wife of a dour country pastor.
Based on a true story (her story) of a Hungarian Olympic Gold medallist who at the age of 23 followed her heart to the other side of the globe. Leaving behind her country, her family and friends, her illustrious status, and her love for competing in swimming at the Olympic level, she immigrated to Toronto, Canada. It was all in the name of love.