More One Minute Stories

More One Minute Stories None

  • Title: More One Minute Stories
  • Author: István Örkény Judith Sollosy
  • ISBN: 9789631355239
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
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    About "István Örkény Judith Sollosy"

    1. István Örkény Judith Sollosy

      Istv n rk ny was a Hungarian writer A typical feature of his plays and novels is satiric view and creation of grotesque situations.Born in Budapest, the son of a pharmacist, rk ny studied chemical engineering after leaving school and then turned to pharmacy, graduating from Budapest University in 1934 He travelled to London in 1938 and lived in Paris from casual work in 1939 In 1940, he continued his studies at Budapest Technical University, where he graduated in chemical engineering He was sent to the front on labour service in 1942 and taken prisoner of war in 1943 On his return to Hungary in 1946, he worked as a drama editor for a theatre company In 1954, he began working as an outside editor for the Sz pirodalmi Literary publishing company Although rk ny attempted to meet the requirements of the officially sanctioned Socialist Realism, his short story Violet Ink was attacked by the ideologue J zsef R vai rk ny took part in the opposition meetings of writers On September 17, 1956, at the general assembly of the Writers Union where the first secret elections were held since 1948, rk ny was among the party and non party opposition writers elected onto a new board When the revolution broke out, he phrased a statement condemning the role hitherto played by the radio, in which the following sentence became a household word We have lied by night, we have lied by day, we have lied on every wavelength He took part in workers council meetings with Tibor D ry On November 10, he and fellow writers D ry, Gyula Illy s, L szl Benj min and Zolt n Zelk sought asylum at the Polish Embassy in Budapest, but they were only offered temporary refuge and left the building after a few hours As a member and interpreter for the Writers Union delegation, he met with K.P.S Menon, the Indian ambassador in Budapest, whom they sought as an intermediary between Hungary and the Soviet Union He and five associates signed an open letter of self criticism, which appeared in September 1957, in the first issue of the literary journal Kort rs Contemporary , covering their conduct before and during the revolution However, he was squeezed out of the literary scene in 1957 and subjected to several publication bans rk ny worked from 1958 to 1963 at the United Pharmaceutical and Nutriment Factory In the second half of the 1960s, his books were allowed to appear again and his plays were performed In 1966, his book The Princess of Jerusalem appeared, including his first cycle of one minute stories and his novella Cat s Play His absurd drama The T t Family was a huge success in 1967.

    204 thoughts on “More One Minute Stories”

    1. Wacky and fun. A great way to pick up knowledge re: mainstream (and not so mainstream) Hungarian cultural and historical references. Reminds me a little of the Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto in style. This is a book that I will come back to again and again. Not many people can write stories that are so short in an engaging manner and not many stories translate into English with such hilarity!


    2. I really loved this book!Some stories are hilarious and some others are bitter, some others are completly nonsense.I am glad my friend offered me this book, so I could get to know one more (excellent) Hungarian writer :-)


    3. A wonderful collection of well-written prose and various tidbits of knowledge. After living in Hungary for 6 months and getting to know the culture and the people, I can definitely attest that it is very Hungarian, indeed, in its presentation of topics and views. My favorites were "thoughts from the cellar," "hidden talent," "what is art?" and "triplets in óbuda."





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