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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part V

Two real-life stories to finish out my list (which could go into the hundreds but I will restrain myself). First, believe the unbelievable in the true story of NPR and ABC correspondent Kati Marton’s family, oppression by the Nazis and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part IV

As I said, one of these books has Hell in the title, and the other Lost. You can’t get much more Hungarian than these two. Enjoy.  7. My Happy Days in Hell, by György Faludy. The title of this grim autobiography reveals the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part III

Fiction and food, they go together, don’t they? Read a disturbing story of youth set in Budapest in the early 1900s, and then find out all about the origins and nature of Hungarian cuisine… 5. The Paul Street Boys, by … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part II

I may have written a 200-word summary of Hungarian history in my March 15th holiday post, but needless to say, it’s worth reading more. How about 608 pages more? Plus a heavy-hitting masterpiece of fiction… 3. The Hungarians: A Thousand Years … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books to Read About Hungary, Part I

Now that the nice weather’s here, I should be writing about playgrounds and picnic spots, but for some reason I feel like delving into some literature about Hungary. There’s not much you could read about Hungary or by Hungarian authors … Continue reading

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