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- DescriptionS ndor Szathm ri's comical vel chronicles the travels of a modern Gulliver on the eve of World War II. A shipwrecked English ship's surgeon finds himself on an unkwn island whose inhabitants, the Hins, live in a techlogically advanced existence without emotions, desires, arts, money or politics. Soon unhappy with this bleak perfection, Gulliver asks to be admitted to the closed settlement of the Behins, beings with souls and atavistic human traits. But he's seen thing yet...
- Author BiographySandor Szathmari (1897-1974) was among the most extraordinary and elusive figures in twentieth-century Hungarian literature. The author of two published novels and several story collections in his native tongue, he is best known for <i>Voyage to Kazohina</i> which, titled <i>Kazohinia</i> on most editions in Hungary, has been treasured by generations of readers. Szathmari spent much of his career as a mechanical engineer; this, together with his limited oeuvre, the biting satire of his magnum opus, and his political persuasions which ranged from an early, ambivalent affiliation with communism to anticommunism as Hungary became a communist dictatorship kept him ever on the margins of the officially sanctioned literary establishment. A central figure in Hungary's Esperanto movement for decades, Szathmari published his writings including, most famously, <i>Voyage to Kazohinia</i> in his own Esperanto-language editions, ensuring him a measure of international recognition and literary freedom during the communist era.
- Author(s)Inez Kemenes,Sandor Szathmari
- PublisherNew Europe Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationClinton
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Europe Books
- Weight434 g
- Width139 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine19 mm
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