Our years in Love Cover Image
  • Regular Price 24.00 €

Szerelmes éveink
Our years in Love

Author(s): Károly Szalay
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Hungarian Literature
Published by: Mundus Novus Kft.
Keywords: 1950s; love and history; modern Hungarian prose
Summary/Abstract: “I believe that not many in Hungarian literature painted love so coarsely in its charm. Theconcept is consistent and succeeds in creating its own peaks: expressing the rich contents of eroticism,of bodily fulfilment.Szalay also describes the lives of funnily pitiable characters. There is an archangel hoveringover the destructively filthy flow and flood of university expulsions. Luis Majer’s shrunk astral body,too, turns to nothing, just like a shadow when dusk falls. …Yet, the subject of our nostalgia is youth,that of our sympathy is the omniscient fog-knight, and that of our love is Gabi Udvari.Are you still alive, and where have you disappeared to, Gabi?Her character turning into a woman, a mature human being, enchants not only the characters ofthis book but also the reader. Because, after all, in their lamented boyhood, who was not wrappedaround the fingers of a genuine city student girl in the process of learning what love is? However,Gabi is more than that. She is the missed opportunity, the eternally regretted completeness…What we have unfolding before us is a dimming picture, yet glittering with colourful lights,which is animated and enjoyable throughout, a peculiar drawing, with exciting shades, of the lostimage of our common ground.”(Our Years in Love)József Domokos (1985)

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-615-802-182-1
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-963-803-369-7
  • Page Count: 211
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Hungarian