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

Budapest 1900 : A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture - 88 edition

Budapest 1900 : A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture - 88 edition

ISBN13: 9780802132505

ISBN10: 0802132502

Budapest 1900 : A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture by John Lukacs - ISBN 9780802132505
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88
Copyright: 1988
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
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Budapest 1900 : A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture by John Lukacs - ISBN 9780802132505

ISBN13: 9780802132505

ISBN10: 0802132502

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 88

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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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