Posts Tagged "hungary"

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Contrary to what anyone might think, it had not escaped Valuska’s notice, the evidence being so readily available, that everyone he met was preoccupied by the notion of ‘the collapse into anarchy,’ a state that, […]

Sep, 16

Laszlo Krasznahorkai Interview

An interview with Tibor Keresztury and Judit SzĂ©kely: Is it not possible that the best minds of any given age have felt exactly the same way as you feel, since time immemorial? Is it not […]

Aug, 30

Attila Bartis: Tranquility

This book just won the Three Percent Best Translation of 2008 prize, and while I can’t speak to the translation (though I have it on good authority that it’s excellent–thanks GJ), I was happy to […]

Mar, 05

Miklos Jancso: The Lord’s Lantern in Budapest

And then there’s this puzzler. Made in 1999 after a long break, this film sees Jancso and longtime writer Gyula Hernadi abandoning any indicators of their previous, consistent style. Most notably, there are no long […]

Nov, 14

Miklos Jancso: God Walks Backwards

Nov, 13

Miklos Jancso: Winter Wind (Sirokko)

Jancso is already in my pantheon of genius directors, all the more from coming out of the backwaters of Eastern Europe under Communism; I can’t think of another of his contemporaries that even approaches him. […]

Nov, 07

Laszlo Krasznahorkai: War and War

Jul, 16


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