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The Resource Life is a dream, Gyula Krudy; Translated by John Batki

Life is a dream, Gyula Krudy; Translated by John Batki

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Life is a dream
Title
Life is a dream
Statement of responsibility
Gyula Krudy; Translated by John Batki
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An erotic glimpse into the Hungary of the early twentieth century. It collects ten short stories focusing on the poor and dispossessed and describing the human condition and the futility of life.
  • Krudy writes of imaginary people, of imaginary events, in dream-like settings; but the spiritual essence of his persons and of their places is stunningly real The New Yorker Marvellously quirky -- CJ Schuler Independent on Sunday This [series] is a wonderful idea ... They are absurdist parables, by turns hilarious, unsettling and enigmatic. -- Nicholas Lezard Guardian [The series] sheds remarkable light on the literature, culture and politics of the region...anyone coming fresh to the field will be captivated by the richness, variety, humour and pathos of a classic literature that, through a shared historical experience, transcends national and linguistic boundaries. -- CJ Schuler Independent on Sunday I urge you to go and read them. -- Adam Thirlwell New Statesman This new series of Central European Classics is important well beyond simply providing 'good reads'. -- Stephen Vizinczey Daily Telegraph The Hungarian Proust -- Charles Champlin New York Times
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Biographical or historical data
Gyula Krudy (1878-1933) is a much-loved and admired Hungarian writer. He spent much of his life in Budapest and wrote many stories about the alcoholic and erotic possibilities of the city in its heyday, possibilities which he himself lived to the full. His most famous books in English are The Adventures of Sindbad and Life is a Dream.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Krudy, Gyula
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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Batki, John
Series statement
Penguin modern classics ;
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  • Krudy, Gyula
  • Short stories, Hungarian
  • Poor
  • Classics
  • Short Stories
  • Fiction in Translation
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
Summary expansion
"Life is a Dream" (1931) is Gyula Krudy's magical collection of ten short stories. Creating a world where editors shoot themselves after a hard day's brunching, men attend duels incognito and lovers fall out over salad dressing, "Life is a Dream" is a comic, nostalgic, romantic and erotic glimpse into the Hungary of the early twentieth century. Focussing on the poor and dispossessed, these tales of love, food, death and sex are ironic and wise about the human condition and the futility of life, and display fully Krudy's wit and mastery of the form
Target audience
general
Label
Life is a dream, Gyula Krudy; Translated by John Batki
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780141193038
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780141193038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Life is a dream, Gyula Krudy; Translated by John Batki
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780141193038
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9780141193038
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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