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29 popular hungarian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Hungary. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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82 rêves pendant la guerre 1939-1945 by Emil Szittya FR

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Préfacé par Emmanuel Carrère, écrit dans une langue magnifique, un roman de guerre qui ne ressemble à aucun autre et un portrait saisissant de l'inconscient en temps de guerre. Pendant une guerre, on rêve de guerre, et Emil Szittya a cherché à savoir sous quelle forme la guerre s'insinuait dans le sommeil des gens. Il a noté ce qu'on lui racontait aussi fidèlement que possible, en comptant sur l'éloquence de la transcription brute. Le résultat est saisissant, à la fois d'une grand... continue

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Abigail by Magda Szabó EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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A teenage girl's difficult journey towards adulthood in a time of war. "Szabo is skilful at creating moments of heart-rending tension, often through exquisite, evocative prose . . . the novel has a devastating power" Spectator Of all her novels, Magda Szabó's Abigail is the most widely read in her native Hungary. Now, fifty years after it was written, it appears for the first time in English, joining Katalin Street and The Door in a loose trilogy about the impact of war on those who have to live with the consequences. It is late 1943 and Hitler, exasperated by the slowness of his Hungarian all... continue

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Alondra by Dezső Kosztolányi ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Septiembre de 1899. en una pequeña ciudad de provincias del Imperio austrohúngaro, la hija de los Vajkay, llamada cariñosamente Alondra, se dispone a pasar una semana de vacaciones con sus tíos. La despedida en la estación es dolorosa, pues los días que d

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Ayer by Agota Kristof ES

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Sándor Lester is exiled in a cold European city where he leads a lonely and monotonous life. He is immersed in an alienating routine at the factory where he works, he spends his free time writing, hanging out with people in the same situation as him or in the company of Yolande, a woman he doesn't love. Until the day he meets Line, a new factory employee who comes from his country. Although she is married and has a young daughter, Sándor falls in love with the newcomer and a bond between the two emerges, as intimate and essential as it is painful and destructive.

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Celestial Harmonies : A Novel by Peter Esterhazy EN

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Princes, counts, commanders, diplomats, bishops, and patrons of the arts, revered, respected, and occasionally feared by their contemporaries, the Esterházy family was among the greatest and most powerful aristocrats in Hungarian history. Celestial Harmonies is the intricate chronicle of this remarkable family, a story spanning seven centuries of epic conquest, tragedy, triumph, and near annihilation. Told by Péter Esterházy, a scion of this populous family, Celestial Harmonies unfolds in two parts, revealing two versions of the Esterházy story. Book One is a compilation of short passages abou... continue
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Claus y Lucas by Agota Kristof ES

Rating: 5     2 Votes
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Estas tres novelas de gran éxito internacional han confirmado la reputación de Agota Kristof como uno de los exponentes más provocadores de la narrativa europea. Con la simplicidad sórdida de un cuento de hadas, esta trilogía nos explica la historia de dos hermanos gemelos, Claus y Lucas, condicionados por un vínculo agonizante, que se convierte también en una alegoría de las fuerzas que han separado a Europa desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial.La saga empieza con El gran cuaderno, donde los hermanos Claus y Lucas se encuentran a merced de su abuela, una mujer analfabeta y cruel. Lejos de rendirse... continue

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El paseo by Attila Bartis ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Una voz tan libre como inquietante narra en primera persona el doloroso proceso de aprendizaje en un país en vías de disolución; un testimonio de las innumerables atrocidades vividas, que decide emprender un largo viaje para reconstruir su vida. El relato de este paseo forzoso, escrito con una prosa intensa, desconcertante y por momentos desgarradora, nos revela las consecuencias íntimas de las grandes conmociones históricas. "Bartis logra exponer de un modo incomparable las ambivalencias de sus personajes, sus pasiones, sus odios y su afán autod... continue

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El Último encuentro by Sándor Márai ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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La búsqueda de la verdad como fuerza liberadora, como soporte ético imprescindible para sobrellevar el transcurso de una vida, está en el centro de esta novela magistral, que tras permanecer en el olvido durante más de cincuenta años fue rescatada por la prestigiosa editorial italiana Adelphi y se colocó rápidamente en el primer puesto de las listas de libros más vendidos de Italia. La tremenda exactitud de su prosa, apenas atemperada con un barniz de refinada melancolía, unida a la vigencia de sus propuestas morales, sitúa ... continue

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Embers by Sandor Marai EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs. In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General’s b... continue

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Fatelessness : A Novel by Imre Kertész EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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At the age of 14 Georg Koves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn’t particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who decry his lack of Yiddish, keep telling him, “You are no Jew.” In the lowest circle of the Holocaust, Georg remains an outsider. The genius of Imre Kertesz’s unblinking novel lies in its refusal to mitigate the strangeness of its events, not least of which is Georg’s dogmatic insistence on making sense of what he wi... continue
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