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  • 17 December 2017
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Az élet álom review ✓ 106 To 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 a In Krudy s stories the divide between the dead and living seems to be almost in name or label only dead men carry on affairs living people spend all their time eating and drinking in taverns Nothing separates them some are just dead some are not Yes there is a lot of eating in this collection and yes it can feel repetitive But there are some standout stories as well as a uality of writing throughout lusty and lyrical for which credit goes both to Krudy and to John Batki the translator Here s a sentence from The Undead one of his Szindbad stories say it aloud Crickety creak went the cart carrying the dead man but no farmer with a young wife to guard grabbed the pitchfork at the approach of the wayward gentlemanYet here and there light still streamed from the small rooms of a house in some hamlet like the eyes of young girls kept open by curiosity even at nightHere s another from The Apostle of Heavenly Scents following Nyergesujfalusi Google translates this name to sad new village a man who is losing all his faculties except for his sense of smell and whose nose seems to change appearance at times phallicly as the story progresses Here comes this snout rushing clad in the trappings of a pious pilgrim accompanied by princely lies as is the custom of old men who in their dotage would like to embrace every bowl of soup in the world In view of the fact that at the time several inexperienced young females were staying in the house I had to send Nyergesujfalusi packingHere s one from The Green Ace the longest story in the book a novella really Bitchkey in his drunken stupor had hanged himself by means of his belt on a crabapple tree and his bodily attire footwear and foot rags hung down and trailed from his stiffly extended legs just as they had when the crabapple tree was cut down to the roots Now the dead man was being hauled away to the place where suicides are buried together with his tree for nobody dared to cut down the hanged man s rope I ll leave these lines without much comment like it or don t I like him a lot Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary Study Guide uality of writing throughout lusty and lyrical for which credit goes both to Krudy and to John Batki the translator Here s a sentence from The Undead one of his Szindbad stories say it aloud Crickety creak went the cart carrying the dead man but no farmer with a young wife to guard grabbed the pitchfork at the approach of the wayward gentlemanYet here and there light still streamed from the small rooms of a house in some hamlet like the eyes of young girls kept open by curiosity even at nightHere s another from The Apostle of Heavenly Scents following Nyergesujfalusi Google translates this name to sad new village a man who is losing all his faculties except for his sense of smell and whose nose seems to change appearance at times phallicly as the story progresses Here comes this snout rushing clad in the trappings of a pious pilgrim accompanied by princely lies as is the custom of old men who in their dotage would like to embrace every bowl of soup in the world In view of the fact that at the time several inexperienced young females were staying in the house I had to send Nyergesujfalusi packingHere s one from The Green Ace the longest story in the book a novella really Bitchkey in his drunken stupor had hanged himself by means of his belt on a crabapple tree and his bodily attire footwear and foot rags hung down and trailed from his stiffly extended legs just as they had when the crabapple tree was cut down to the roots Now the dead man was being hauled away to the place where suicides are buried together with his tree for nobody dared to cut down the hanged man s rope I ll leave these lines without much comment like it or don t I like him a lot

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Az élet álom review ✓ 106 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 incogni The fact that Deszo Kosztolanyi nominated him for the Hungarian PEN Club should give you indication that you re dealing with an extremely talented writer here Having spent the last year completely immersed in Hungarian literature I ve come to the understanding that good writer in Hungary means many things It means you re a REALLY good writer you are unknown otherwise you are not an aloof academic you seem to think that most people are reading your works in front of a table populated with drinks food and cigars and you have read just about every Hungarian writer as they have Krudy is a major talent with either longer novels or short stories such as these He has all the style and wit of Antal Szerb but doesn t bother with Szerb s polite restraint or labrynthian intrigues Krudy is like Moricz in his observational prowess and Kosztolanyi in his playful style Krudy is also a bit fey and crepuscular like Schulz and Kafka at times Krudy uses food like the Cz film master Jan Svankmejer to serve as a point of creative departure If you can recall one of many moustaches soaked in beers and smeared into the back of a hand you can understand how fooddrink works in Krudy I will admit a bias in that I love books that involve people loving beer Rabelais Kosztolanyi Erofeev and promote Benjamin Franklin s notion that beer is living proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy Krudy states There is a mystery about beer that will never be fathomed by the mind of mere mortals The same applies to food as is the case in the opening story that involves a man eating the food that he supposes his dueling foe would eat to begin the process of vanuishing and consuming his enemy It s from the soil up and out with Krudy Another KrudySvankmeyer point of similarity is the Archimboldo ness of their comestible considerations food and drink makes the man and appreciating these component elements of the human form is appreciating life itself Krudy is also uite funny whilst being a bit dark like Schulz and even the Marx Brothers there is an observational wit to his humor that is hard not to love If someone told me that Krudy spent his finest moments chasing blonds around fountains and pulling faces over superfluous ill fitting spectacles I wouldn t be surprised In fact if there s a heaven and I get there and I meet Groucho I am going to attempt to win his favor by lending him knowing I ll never get it back being the greater part of honor my collection of Hungarian 20th Century writers Any man that loved Ring Lardner James Farrell and James Thurber would certainly love Moricz Szerb Kosztolanyi and Krudy This is lighter reading than Krudy s Sunflower short novel vs short stories but no less magical and enjoyable The Illusionists understanding that good writer in Hungary means many things It means you re a REALLY good writer you are Planet of the Bugs unknown otherwise you are not an aloof academic you seem to think that most people are reading your works in front of a table populated with drinks food and cigars and you have read just about every Hungarian writer as they have Krudy is a major talent with either longer novels or short stories such as these He has all the style and wit of Antal Szerb but doesn t bother with Szerb s polite restraint or labrynthian intrigues Krudy is like Moricz in his observational prowess and Kosztolanyi in his playful style Krudy is also a bit fey and crepuscular like Schulz and Kafka at times Krudy Fishes of the Open Ocean uses food like the Cz film master Jan Svankmejer to serve as a point of creative departure If you can recall one of many moustaches soaked in beers and smeared into the back of a hand you can Out of Bounds understand how fooddrink works in Krudy I will admit a bias in that I love books that involve people loving beer Rabelais Kosztolanyi Erofeev and promote Benjamin Franklin s notion that beer is living proof that god loves Grass Sky Song us and wants Otter Chaos Otter Chaos #1 us to be happy Krudy states There is a mystery about beer that will never be fathomed by the mind of mere mortals The same applies to food as is the case in the opening story that involves a man eating the food that he supposes his dueling foe would eat to begin the process of vanuishing and consuming his enemy It s from the soil The Illusionists up and out with Krudy Another KrudySvankmeyer point of similarity is the Archimboldo ness of their comestible considerations food and drink makes the man and appreciating these component elements of the human form is appreciating life itself Krudy is also The Last Testament uite funny whilst being a bit dark like Schulz and even the Marx Brothers there is an observational wit to his humor that is hard not to love If someone told me that Krudy spent his finest moments chasing blonds around fountains and pulling faces over superfluous ill fitting spectacles I wouldn t be surprised In fact if there s a heaven and I get there and I meet Groucho I am going to attempt to win his favor by lending him knowing I ll never get it back being the greater part of honor my collection of Hungarian 20th Century writers Any man that loved Ring Lardner James Farrell and James Thurber would certainly love Moricz Szerb Kosztolanyi and Krudy This is lighter reading than Krudy s Sunflower short novel vs short stories but no less magical and enjoyable

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Az élet álom review ✓ 106 Nd 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 For a relatively short book this took me a very long time to read It comprises ten short stories that the destitute Hungarian author selected from his own works in order to have something to submit for a prize he d been told he had a than good chance of winning which he did apparently but the prize money was shared and distributed over two years and he had to make a contribution to the poor out of itKrudy writes about situations from his own life One of the characters writes stories for newspapers as did Krudy The action such as it is is set almost exclusively in taverns a place where Krudy spent much of his time The opening story concerns a casino Krudy was also a gambler You get the picture And that s about all there is to it besides the author s liking for surreal endings For example the best story here The Green Ace ends with one half of a young man s hair moustache and beard turning dove white I have no problem with books in which nothing much happens this is true of Bernhard s novels which I love What I found hard going was that the bulk of the narrative consisted of tedious descriptions of gourmands lunches and alcoholics benders It was of passing interest to learn about Hungarian inn cuisine of the early 20th century sour lungs pickled cabbage beef on the bone and gravy play a huge part in it but this story ingredient was boiled to death For all that some of the descriptions were pleasing such as the following exampleMushrooms just happen to be born old for they have a chance to mull things over before they emerge from the soil whether it s in the cellar the greenhouse or the woods Yes mushrooms are little old men even as the forester s laughing daughters stumble upon them after a rainy nightThis collection feels very old fashioned compared to other writing that was coming out of Hungary at the time the work of Frigyes Karinthy for example Apparently Krudy wrote several novels before his writing fell out of favour in the 1920s and 30s On this reading I can t say I d be greatly tempted by them even if I could get hold of copies