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Lovers fall out over Az élet PDF 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 poo If you re reading Krudy for the first time and deciding between Sunflower or this book of short stories go for Sunflower This collection of short stories leaves something to be desired It lacks the kind of dreamy and descriptive voice that hypnotized me in Sunflower Out of all the stories the most Krudyesue passages were the ones about old Taban in The Green Ace I found myself highlighting several long chunks of text in that one The stories also leave you hungry on another level If you re a foodie you will appreciate the endless gastro science especially if you re a true carnivore You ll crave Hungarian dishes travel to several cafes serving a dizzying amount of food learn about the art of cabbage trampling properly spear your bread with a knife meet the inn keepers and waitersPeople had only one desire in life to sit down at a comfortable table in a restaurant and eat their way through the items listed on the menu I think Krudy must have written these stories while eating in these very places Wandering from restaurant to cafe Stuffing himself full of cracklings and red peppers Staining his notebooks with ink pork fat and bread crumbs

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Az élet álom

R and 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

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Life is a Dream 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 incognito and i have been reading penguin books in general and penguin classics in particular for decadesand have rarely been disappointed i was with this book howeverthis book is one of their central european classics which were published last year i think they only put out ten titles and that is itthis book was sort of cobbled together by krudy and won a literary prize in hungary in 1931 it consists of ten short stories and while i have no uibble with any of the stories in particular the problem is they are mostly all so similar almost every one of them has as the main character a man who is eating in a tavern and each story goes on and on about what he is eating and how much enjoyment he is having right down to the very last morsel the problem is in almost every case the meal consists of the same items of foodsour lungs bone marrow trampled cabbages sorrel sauce various soups etc etc after about two stories like this it began to get very tedious and remained so throughout the entire book which i did finish i m not sure why because i was basically bored to tears and it didn t even make me hungry uite the opposite in fact


10 thoughts on “Az élet álom

  1. says:

    i have been reading penguin books in general and penguin classics in particular for decadesand have rarely been disappointed i was with this book howeverthis book is one of their central european classics which were published last yea

  2. says:

    The fact that Deszo Kosztolanyi nominated him for the Hungarian PEN Club should give you indication that you're dealing with an extre

  3. says:

    Life is a Dream is a collection of 10 short stories about Hungarian culture taverns and eating lots of eatingLife is not necessarily always a dream though By story here is what life is aboutLast Cigar at the Grey Arabian an impending dual a meal and a cigarThe Journalist and Death an impending dual and nerves an

  4. says:

    If you're reading Krudy for the first time and deciding between 'Sunflower' or this book of short stories go for 'Sunflower' This collection of short stories leaves something to be desired It lacks the kind of dreamy and descriptive voice that hypnotized me in 'Sunflower' Out of all the stories the most Krudyesue passages were the ones about old Taban in 'The Green Ace' I found myself highlighting several lon

  5. says:

    It's cabbage everywhere Entire stories entirely about cabbage It turns out that Krudy is utterly fixated with fo

  6. says:

    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 repetitiv

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    Sorry but this was one of those really abstract fantastical compilations I didn't understand though I would think that the author loves food in particular fine dining a lot because a lot of the stories involve very elaborate descriptions of hearty Eastern European food in particular meats stews and soupsI completely was lost for this book And it didn't help that I waited for this book a long time even failing to get it once when I

  9. says:

    Life is a Dream apparently the last book of Krudy's published in his lifetime is a bit of a letdown after Sindbad and Sunflower We have lots of description of people eating and drinking and preparing food cabbage marrow sour

  10. says:

    Short stories many of which can't really be called 'stories' examining the lives of working Hungarians through the food they are served and eat The proliferation of broths marrow bones and sour lungs give the collection a really earthy feeling with many pieces not resolving and the imminent and sometimes actual presence o