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Peter Nadas

Péter Nádas is the author of the novels A Book of Memories (1997), The End of a Family Story (1998), and Love (2000), all translated from the Hungarian by Imre Goldstein and published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. A new collection of short stories, essays, and literary criticism, entitled Fire and Knowledge, will be published by FSG in fall 2007.


A Tale of Fire and Knowledge

One hot summer evening unknown perpetrators in unknown circumstances and with unknown intentions set fire to the four corners of Hungary. What we know is that the fire broke out at Agfalva in the west, at Tiszabecs in the east, at Nogradszakall in th [...]