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39 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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A Guest in My Own Country: A Hungarian Life by George Konrad EN

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Winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Biography, Autobiography & Memoir A powerful memoir of war, politics, literature, and family life by one of Europe's leading intellectuals. When George Konrad was a child of eleven, he, his sister, and two cousins managed to flee to Budapest from the Hungarian countryside the day before deportations swept through his home town. Ultimately, they were the only Jewish children of the town to survive the Holocaust. A Guest in My Own Country recalls the life of one of Eastern Europe's most accomplished modern writers, beginning with h... continue


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A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East by László Krasznahorkai EN

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A quiet, poetic, and exquisitely gorgeous novel describing a wandering mythic figure in a Kyoto monastery, by the 2019 National Book Award winner

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Abigail by Magda Szabó EN

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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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Budapest: Between East and West by Victor Sebestyen EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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A ‘biography’ of Budapest, from it’s founding to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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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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