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From Villány to Tokyo
From Villány to Tokyo

Author(s): Gábor Rekettye
Subject(s): Economy, Literary Texts, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Cultural Essay, Political Essay
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Transnational Lives ; academic; biography; cold war; diplomat; Gabor Rekettye; Hungary; Japan; migration; professional; Tokyo;
Summary/Abstract: “I was born at the end of World War II, and so I was young in the ’60s. This means that I belong to the so-called (at least in Hungary) ‘great generation’. Young people of this generation, especially in America and Western Europe, rebelled against the existing system, showing their dissatisfaction by protests, new types of music and by outrageous clothes and behaviour. We – here and in the other socialist countries – experienced this, only because of the limitations of the repressive system, in a much gentler way. I have never been a rebel myself, and yet what tied me to this great generation was my desire to know the world much better, to be more informed than the average, to be a real cosmopolitan. That is why I studied languages and travelled much more than most.”

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-053-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-1-80135-052-5
  • Page Count: 249
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English