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Olchváry, Paul

Overview
Works: 17 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 1,026 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Noir fiction  Biographical fiction  Allegories  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PH3382.14.R34, 894.51134
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Most widely held works by Paul Olchváry
The white king by György Dragomán( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Djata doesn't know what to make of the two men who lead his father away one day, nor does he understand why his mother bursts into tears when he brings her tulips on her wedding anniversary. He does know that he must learn to fill his father's shoes, even though among his friends he is still a boy: fighting with neighborhood bullies, playing soccer on radioactive grass, having inappropriate crushes, sneaking into secret screening rooms, and shooting at stray cats with his gun-happy grandfather. But the random brutality of Djata's world is tempered by the hilarious absurdity of the situations he finds himself in, by his enduring faith in his father's return, and by moments of unexpected beauty, hope and kindness."--Dustjacket flap
Azarel : a novel by Károly Pap( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hungarian Jewish boy struggles with Judaism
The sinistra zone by Ádám Bodor( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On ne sait pas vraiment pourquoi on arrive, ni quand on repart de la vallée de la Sinistra. Dans cette forêt des Carpathes où cohabitent cueilleuses de myrtilles accortes et gardiens d'ours, on oublie jusqu'à son nom, jusqu'au motif de sa venue. Ici, les oiseaux portent les germes d'une fièvre mortelle, l'identité ne tient qu'à une plaque de fer blanc et au bon vouloir d'une femme colonel aux ordres sibyllins. Seule issue possible : embarquer entre deux carcasses d'ovins congelés dans le camion frigorifique du gros Mustafa Mukkerman, assurant la liaison Sinistra-Balkans une fois par semaine. Mais encore faudrait-il vouloir fuir... Les jours passent, coulent le Dobrin et l'alcool dénaturé : Andreï Bodor retrouvera-t-il son fils adoptif ? Dans la veine d'un Kafka burlesque, l'un des maîtres de la littérature hongroise Adám Bodor explore avec humour un univers sauvage où, à la surface de l'absurde, plane soudain l'ombre de Ceaus Sescu. [payot.ch]
The essential guide to being Hungarian : 50 facts & facets of nationhood( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it to be Hungarian' What does it feel like' Most Hungarians are convinced that the rest of the world just doesn't get them. They are right. True, much of the world thinks highly of Hungarians--for reasons ranging from their heroism in the 1956 revolution to their genius as mathematicians, physicists, and financiers. But Hungarians do often seem to be living proof of the old joke that Magyars are in fact Martians: they may be situated in the very heart of Europe, but they are equipped with a confounding language, extraterrestrial (albeit endearing) accents, and an unearthly way of thinking. What most Hungarians learn from life about the Magyar mind is now available, for the first time, in this user-friendly guide to what being Hungarian is all about. The Essential Guide to Being Hungarian brings together twelve authors well-versed in the quintessential ingredients of being Hungarian--from the stereotypical Magyar man to the stereotypical Magyar woman, foods to folk customs, livestock to literature, film to philosophy, politics to porcelain, and scientists to sports. In fifty short, highly readable, often witty, sometimes politically incorrect, but always candid articles, the authors demonstrate that being credibly Hungarian--like being French, Polish or Japanese--is largely a matter of carrying around in your head a potpourri of conceptions and preconceptions acquired over the years from your elders, society, school, the streets, and mass media. Compacting this wealth of knowledge into an irresistible little book, The Essential Guide to Being Hungarian is an indispensable reference that will teach you how to be Hungarian, even if you already are
De akte van mijn moeder : roman by András Forgách( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He wanted to understand the past. Now he must live with the truth. Thirty years after the fall of communism in Hungary, as Andras Forgach investigated his family's past he uncovered a horrifying truth. His mother, whom he deeply loved, had been an informant for the Kadar regime. She had informed not only on acquaintances but on family, friends and even her children. In No Live Files Remain, Forgach gives voice to his deceased mother, holding her responsible for her deeds while defending the memories he cherished of her as a son."--Provided by publisher
The most beautiful night of the soul : more stories from the Middle East and beyond by Sándor Jászberényi( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his award-winning new collection, one of Hungary's top writers takes us to the edge--where fiction meets journalism Set mostly in contemporary Cairo and Iraq, as well as Israel, London, and Hungary, these twelve short stories are a staggering follow-up to those in the acclaimed collection The Devil Is a Black Dog by leading Hungarian writer/photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi. Told from the perspective of Cairo-based European war correspondent Daniel Marosh, The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul is, above all, about a journalist examining some of today's most pressing Middle East conflicts and the lives of others even while forced to question his own assumptions and haunted by his own demons. It resonates with the work of Tim O'Brien, Kevin Powers, Ernest Hemingway, and Graham Greene--when journalism and an insider's view becomes literature in capital letters"--
Budapest noir : a novel by Vilmos Kondor( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1936 wordt in Boedapest een hoertje dood gevonden met een joods gebedenboek in haar tas; als een misdaadjournalist een naaktfoto van dit meisje onder ogen heeft gekregen, gaat hij zich in de zaak verdiepen
Writing for the ages : prose and poetry from 20th century Hungary( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ninth : a novel by Ferenc Barnás( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magyar irodalom, Englische Übersetzung
Traveling far away by Paul Olchváry( )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tir à balles. Antiroman d'une minorité nationale by Lajos Grendel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Esmeralda's rainbows and other short stories by Lajos Grendel( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On Raoul Wallenberg by György Konrád( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nightfall by Botond Részegh( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The road taken : a memoir of love and revolution by Magdolna Lakatos( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The complete guide to being hungarian 50 facts & facets of nationhood( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The white king by Gy$1'Xr(Bgy Dragomán( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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