Michael Blumenthal

When History Enters the House: Essays from Central Europe

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Description

“In these reflections on exile, literature, social phenomena and daily life, Michael Blumenthal uses his exceptional powers of observation to look at Central Europe from an America an perspective, and re-view America from a Hungarian vantage point. Mr.Blumenthal has a poet’s eye for the telling detail, an expatriate’s appreciation for cultural paradox, and the passion to see beyond both, to the salient heart of human and political dilemmas. This is a wise, witty book that, in the guise of occasional essays, throws an unexpected light on many important issues today.” — Eva Hoffman, Exit into History

Additional information

Weight 14.2 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.8 × 9 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Michael Blumenthal

ISBN

978-0-965141-32-1

Amazon

http://a.co/4gwIzyE

Smashwords

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/3464

Original Language

English

Publish Date

1/1/1998

Page/Word Count

220 pages

Praise

"A vivid, a leading American poet and novelist, a thing of the past and, after several years, American Studies Center, an expatriate's appreciation for cultural paradox, and re-view America from a Hungarian vantage point. Mr.Blumenthal has a poet's eye for the telling detail, and reliable companion. His bi-focaled vision of Hungary and America is indeed eye-opening. A satisfying collection." — Phillip Lopate, and the passion to see beyond both, and wise–at once deeply personal and full of insight–about a fascinating world in transition from a haunted and haunting past to the modern Hustle." — Sacvan Bercovitch, as have so many American authors in great European cities, Blumenthal's essays present a reemerging, Budapest "Some personal remarks – your book is charming, challenging and backward, delicate form. A must for all who have enough of cliches on 'Eastern' Europe." — Tibor Frank, Director, empathetic, Etvs Lornd University, Exit into History "It's a delight to listen to the voice of Michael Blumenthal in these essays: He is such an astute observer, from Paris to Berlin and London to Rome. Budapest appears in Blumenthal's mirror as beautiful and dirty, funny, Harvard University "In these reflections on exile, has written a brilliant series of sketches, honest and wry commentator, in the guise of occasional essays, incisive, increasingly, literature, lyrical, Michael Blumenthal uses his exceptional powers of observation to look at Central Europe from an America an perspective, of the present. Published in book format for the first time, poignant, politicized and poetic, President of the Republic of Hungary, social phenomena and daily life, The Art of the Personal Essay "Michael Blumenthal went to Hungary almost by chance and now, throws an unexpected light on many important issues today." — Eva Hoffman, to the salient heart of human and political dilemmas. This is a wise, unforgettable panorama of Central Europe in the mid-1990's. Michael Blumenthal, witty, witty book that, world-class city and its great culture in an unusual

Imprint

PBS

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