By Edit Zsadányi

This ebook desires to make Hungarian ladies writers obtainable to an English-speaking public and provides interpretations of Hungarian and American literary texts through writers similar to Margit Kaffka, Anna Lesznai, Jolán Földes, Zsuzsa Rakovszky, Agáta Gordon, Virág Erdős, Zsuzsa Forgács, Alaine Polcz, Gertrude Stein, Kathy Acker and Jhumpa Lahiri. In literary narratives it truly is attainable to symbolize lady political pursuits in a decentered narrative subjectivity. The ebook illustrates that literary narratives simply settle for the contradictory nature of identification matters and create an exhilarating and intricate community of articulating lady voices.

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Jeney reached for them and gave them back. They looked at each other, a long look, and in the last moment, their eyes gleamed with terror. ‘Impossible’‚ thought the girl. 13 Upon rereading this scene, we may think of many similar scenes from Hungarian and foreign literature alike, making us doubt even great love stories, and allowing us to take an ironic stance towards Jeney’s lonely nights when he yearns and 13 A füzet tompa zajjal csúszott le, amint a leány hirtelen leeresztette a kottatartót.

Anna gondolkozott, s valami bágyadt kis öröm villant át rajta. Dezső Kosztolányi, Édes Anna, (Budapest: Szépirodalmi, 1974 [1926]), 134. 50 empty. And yet she had been hearing that thump by the armchair over and over these days, though that haggard hand was now resting below the ground. How strange this room looks now! It isn’t even hers by right, just by pity. The furniture will be good enough for the new house – she will take the armchair, too […]. She missed having someone to care for, and she waited gladly for autumn, to be her own mistress again.

Berci Weigl is our washerwoman’s only son. I practically watched him grow up. He had been visiting us since he was a little kid, when his mother used to do the washing. He was a pale, plain-looking little boy, always silent, as if he had a secret that he would not share for all the world. He had little interest in his studies, and slipped from one grade to another in high school without anyone noticing. Then, just as he made the eight grade, the military snatched him up, and took him to the front lines.

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