Hungarian Fiction

I Better Get Some Frequent Flyer Miles for This…

Theme: Eastern Europe (Originally published on Three Percent) Reading Ferenc Karinthy’s Metropole is like being lost in someone else’s nightmare where there are no exits. Karinthy creates an existential version of hell, stunning the reader not by blatant displays of horrifying circumstances, but by a gradual series of small failures that defeat and degrade the…

100% for 3%

Amidst a couple of Zola novels right now that will be reviewed in the next couple of days, I must step away from a Paris for a moment and highlight the fiction long list 2008 at Three Percent. The coverage itself is fantastic and the 25 titles on the long list will be whittled down…

A Slight Hungarian Lesbian Detour

This review recently appeared on Kissed by Venus, where I am a book reviewer. Check them out…they are cool. Another Love by Erzsebet Galgoczi is at once a swift read, but also a deeply courageous novel replete with political commentary, intellectualism and gender identity in Communist Hungary during the 1950’s. Another Love, published in Hungary…