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  • Az élet álom
  • Gyula Krúdy
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9780141193038

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  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 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

  2. says:

    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 lit

  3. says:

    Life is a Dream is a collection of 10 short stories about Hungarian culture taverns and eating lots of eatingLife is not n

  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 o

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    It's cabbage everywhere Entire stories entirely about cabbage It turns out that Krudy is utterly fixated with food and not just cabbage Every single story describes at least one meal in as seductive a manner as he can come up with and in some cases the stories themselves are just a mere vehicle for descriptions of food It would have driven me utterly mad with longing except that Krudy was describing Hungarian delicacies such as sour lungs

  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 affair

  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 over two years and he had to make a contribution to the poor out of itKrudy writes about situations from his ow

  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

  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 lungs noodle soup etc but not so much the insight into our dreams desires and wickedness that Kr

  10. says:

    Short stories many of which can't really be called 'stories' examining the lives of working Hungarians through the food they

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Az élet álom

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. 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

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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

SUMMARY Az élet álom

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. 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 went to the library just for it and the second time paying to reserve it Too far out for my simple mind and I felt even worse reading about the fact that the author was living in poverty with his family most of his life and even had to self publish this book to submit it for a an award in the end he spent most of his prize money on publication and all its peripherals


About the Author: Gyula Krúdy

Gyula Krúdy was a Hungarian writer and journalistGyula Krúdy was born in Nyíregyháza Hungary His father was a lawyer and his mother was a maid working for the aristocratic Krúdy family His parents did not marry until Gyula was 17 years old In his teens Gyula published newspaper pieces and began writing short stories Although his father wanted him to become a lawyer Gyula worked as an edito