A Little Hungarian Pornography (Paperback)
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A Little Hungarian Pornography (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 30/10/1997
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An extraordinary montage of sex and politics, P ter Esterh zy's innovative novel can be seen to prefigure the liberation of Eastern Europe. Written under what the author calls "small, Hungarian, pornographic circumstances," A Little Hungarian Pornography exists in a context of official falsehood and misinformation, of lies of the body, the soul, and the state, perpetuated in the duality of language.

In a state where the lack of democracy was called socialist democracy, economic chaos a socialist economy, and revolution an anti-revolution, the notion of speech and obscenity becomes equally distorted and skewed. Under these circumstances, the author considers the shackles inherent in the vocabulary of oppression and contrasts this with the freedom of the body in sex. A kaleidoscopic digression on perversion and politics, A Little Hungarian Pornography is both satire and critique, trifle and tract, and further support for Esterh zy's status as one of the best writers in Europe today.

Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810115774
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Esterhazy writes memorably of an ugly, oppressed society in which the pornography of lies and deceits has made even normal human contact ambiguous." --New York Times Book Review

"Hungary's literary prodigy has done it again: with his imagination running wild, he has produced an audacious treatment of every taboo subject--and got away with it." --World Literature Today

"East European postmodernism at its best." --American Book Review

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