Contemporary Jewish writing in Hungary: an anthology
Susan Rubin Suleiman, Éva Forgács
University of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Collections - 437 pages
Contemporary Jewish Writing in Hungary features works by twenty-four of Hungary’s best writers who have written about what it means to be Jewish in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe. This volume includes work by Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész and other internationally known writers such as György Konrád and Péter Nádas, but most of the authors appear here in English for the first time. This anthology features poetry, long and short stories, and excerpts from memoirs and novels by postwar writers. Some of these authors were well known in Hungary before World War II, some were children or adolescents during the war and began publishing in the 1970s, some were born to survivors in the years immediately following the war and grew up during the decades of Communist rule, while others started publishing chiefly after the fall of Communism in 1989. Unique among Eastern European countries, Hungary still has a large and visible Jewish population, many of them writers and intellectuals living in Budapest. This anthology introduces English-speaking readers to outstanding works of literature that show the wide range of responses to Jewish identity in contemporary Hungary. The editors’ introduction provides a historical and critical context for these works and discusses the important role of Jews in Hungarian culture from the late nineteenth century to the present.
38 pages matching train in this book
Results 1-3 of 38
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Introduction by Susan R Suleiman
Erno Szep 3 Excerpt from The Smell of Humans
4 other sections not shown
already anti-Semitism asked assimilation Auschwitz Buda Budapest camp cantor cemetery Communist culture dacha Danube dead death door Eotvos Lorand University everything Excerpt eyes face father feel felt forced labor front gendarme George Szirtes German Grandad grandfather grandmother Gyorgy hand happened head Henrik Goldstein Holocaust Hristo Botev Hungarian literature Hungary Imre Imre Kertesz Istvan Jewish writers Jews knew Laszlo Marton literary lived looked Maczelka Magyar morning mother move never night novel Nyugat once perhaps poems poet poetry published rabbi Radnoti Rezso Roth Robi Singer Roth's Russian seemed Sissi soldiers someone stood stop story Street suitcase survived Szolnok talk tell thing thought tiny tion took Torah scroll Totkomlos train translated turned Uncle Miksa voice volume walked wall what's wife woman words young