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

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Grove Press, 1990 - History - 255 pages
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"Lukacs's book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in the city's 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
  

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Review: Budapest 1900: A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture

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I enjoyed this book and found it useful for performing the task it describes. It is well organized and provides a historical interpretation of Budapest in the 1900s. I appreciate how goodreads ... Read full review

Review: Budapest 1900: A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture

User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

This is a pleasant book to read, a delightfully erudite and and mildly elitist history of Budapest in and around the year 1900. Lyrically written, and assertive about his opinions, often blanket ... Read full review

Contents

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John Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history.

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