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Budapest 1900. A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture John Lukacs

Budapest 1900. A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture

John Lukacs

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ISBN : 9780297795414
255 pages
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 About the Book 

Lukacss book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in the citys history. . . . {His} true sympathy lies . . . not with the famous expatriates, but with the writers and intellectuals who lived and died at home: the poets Endre Ady and Mihaly Babits- the novelists Ferenc Herczeg, Sandor Hunyady, Frigyes Karinthy, Dezso Kosztolanyi, Gyula Krudy, Kalman Mikszath, and Zsigmond Moricz- the political essayist DezsoSzabo- the playwright Erno Szep- the literary historian Antal Szerb- and others. . . . {John Lukacs} sets out to explain Hungarian literature to English-speaking readers. Though I have no idea whether or not he will succeed, few interpreters of Hungarian literature have made a more touching and eloquent attempt. -- The New York Review of Books