Download Free Voyage to Kazohinia PDF by Sandor Szathmari Full Book and published by New Europe Books. This book was released on 2012-07-24 with total page 515 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A page-turning dystopian classic that stands alongside Brave New World and Gulliver's Travels. Voyage to Kazohinia is a tour de force of twentieth-century literature--and it is here published in English for the first time outside of Hungary. Sándor Szathmári's comical novel chronicles the travels of a modern Gulliver on the eve of World War II. A shipwrecked English ship's surgeon finds himself on an unknown island whose inhabitants, the Hins, live a technologically advanced existence without emotions, desires, arts, money, or politics. Soon unhappy amid this bleak perfection, Gulliver asks to be admitted to the closed settlement of the Behins, beings with souls and atavistic human traits. He has seen nothing yet. A massively entertaining mix of satire and science fiction, Voyage to Kazohinia has seen half a dozen editions in Hungary in the seventy years since its original publication and remains the country's most popular cult classic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Download Free Utopian Horizons PDF by Zsolt Czigányik Full Book and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-30 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia has directed attention toward the importance of utopianism. This book investigates the possibilities of cooperation between the humanities and the social sciences in the analysis of 20th century and contemporary utopian phenomena. The papers deal with major problems of interpreting utopias, the relationship of utopia and ideology, and the highly problematic issue as to whether utopia necessarily leads to dystopia. Besides reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary utopian investigations, the eleven essays effectively represent the constructive attitudes of utopian thought, a feature that not only defines late 20th- and 21st-century utopianism, but is one of the primary reasons behind the rising importance of the topic. The volume’s originality and value lies not only in the innovative theoretical approaches proposed, but also in the practical application of the concept of utopia to a variety of phenomena which have been neglected in the utopian studies paradigm, especially to the rarely discussed Central European texts and ideologies.
Author : Włodzimierz Borodziej
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2020-08-03
ISBN : 1000096181
Pages : 376 pages
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Author : Zsolt Czigányik
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2023-01-01
ISBN : 3031092260
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Free Utopia Between East and West in Hungarian Literature PDF by Zsolt Czigányik Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-01-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the most important utopian and dystopian literary texts in nineteenth and twentieth-century Hungarian literature, and therefore widens the scope of the traditionally Anglophone canon. Utopian studies is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, and this research integrates literary hermeneutics with ideas and methods from political science and the history of ideas. In doing so, it argues that Hungarian utopianism was influenced by the region’s (and Hungarian culture’s) position of permanent liminality between Western and Eastern European patterns of power structures, social and political order. After a thorough methodological introduction, some early modern texts written in Hungary are discussed, while the detailed analyses focus on nineteenth-century texts, written by Bessenyei, Madách, and Jókai, whereas the twentieth century is represented by Karinthy, Babits and Szathmári. In the interpretations the results of contemporary scholarship is applied, particularly the works of Lyman Tower Sargent, Gregory Claeys and Fátima Vieira.
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Download Free Gulliver PDF by Lemuel Gulliver Full Book and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This satirical science-fiction story is a sequel to Sándor Szathmári's novel, Voyage to Kazohinia, which is itself a follow-on from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. After returning to Great Britain following his visit to Kazohinia in 1935, Lemuel Gulliver returns in 1940 on a secret military mission to get help in winning the war against the Huns from the scientifically and technologically advanced Hins. However, unknown to him at the time, Gulliver has also travelled 70-odd years into the future and arrived in Grand Boetonia (GB): what readers will recognize as a satirized depiction of modern Britain where a new language, purged of everything objectionable to anyone is enforced. Falling foul of this, Gulliver is compulsorily hospitalized, but finds that being psychotic oneself is the key qualification to becoming a successful psychiatrist in GB where things happen which could never happen anywhere else and seem to be the exact opposite of everything he knew at home...
Author : Geoffrey Sutton
Publisher : Mondial
Release Date : 2008
ISBN : 1595690905
Pages : 728 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (69 Download)
Download Free Concise Encyclopedia of the Original Literature of Esperanto, 1887-2007 PDF by Geoffrey Sutton Full Book and published by Mondial. This book was released on 2008 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique work of international reference with more than 300 individual articles on the most important authors, this resource tells the fascinating story of the development of the literature from its humble beginnings in 1887 to its worldwide use in every literary genre today.
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Download Free Eastern Europe! PDF by Tomek E. Jankowski Full Book and published by New Europe Books. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 853 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Eastern Europe! is a brief and concise (but informative) introduction to Eastern Europe and its myriad customs and history. When the legendary Romulus killed his brother Remus and founded the city of Rome in 753 BCE, Plovdiv -- today the second-largest city in Bulgaria -- was already thousands of years old. Indeed, London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam are all are mere infants compared to Plovdiv. This is just one of the paradoxes that haunts and defines the New Europe, that part of Europe that was freed from Soviet bondage in 1989 which is at once both much older than the modern Atlantic-facing power centers of Western Europe while also being in some ways much younger than them. Even those knowledgeable about Western Europe often see Eastern Europe as terra incognita, with a sign on the border declaring "Here be monsters." This book is a gateway to understanding both what unites and separates Eastern Europeans from their Western brethren, and how this vital region has been shaped by, but has also left its mark on, Western Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Ideal for students, businesspeople, and those who simply want to know more about where Grandma or Grandpa came from, Eastern Europe! is a user-friendly guide to a region that is all too often mischaracterized as remote, insular, and superstitious. Illustrations throughout include: 40 photos, 40 maps and 40 figures (tables, charts, etc.) From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author : Robert Petkovsek
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date : 2021-01-25
ISBN : 3643912978
Pages : 232 pages
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