Puszta


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Puszta

(po͞o`stä), arid grasslands that once covered a large part of the AlföldAlföld
, Hun. Nagy-Alföld [Great Alföld], great central plain of Hungary extending into Serbia and W Romania. The level region is drained by the Tisza and Danube rivers.
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, E Hungary. They were used for extensive cattle raising. With the irrigation and drainage projects of the late 19th cent., the Puszta disappeared except in the small Hortobagy region (c.100 sq mi/260 sq km), near Debrecen. Old customs of the Puszta are preserved there, mainly for the tourist trade.
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His major novel, Pusztak nepe (1936; People of the Puszta), describes the misery suffered by the Hungarian peasantry.
"Big hat, no cattle" as the cowboys say over the goulash in the Hungarian Puszta and in Texas.
The historic Old Town, the proximity of the Hungarian Puszta and noted wine regions make the new destination of equal interest to holidaymakers.
Outside Budapest we were taken by horse-drawn carriage to a ranch on the puszta (a steppe on Europe''s largest grassland, the Great Hungarian Plain) to be given a riding display by the herdsmen and treated to a glass of barack palinka, the local apricot schnapps.
(9.) One of the latest works in Hungarian is Geza Kallay's excellent book on the language of Othello from a language-philosophical approach: Geza Kallay, Nem puszta szo (Budapest: Liget, 1996).
He fought for their social betterment, and he also extolled the superior moral qualities of the simple puszta people.
About a two-hour drive southeast of Budapest, and well worth a day trip, lies a flat, fertile plain commonly called the Puszta but more accurately referred to as the Alfold.
Given that it's an undistributable 7 1/2 hours long, you can thank your local film festival (or not) for an opportunity to see Satantango, Bela Tarr's bleakly comic allegory of social disintegration on the muddy Hungarian puszta. Simplest put, Satantango is a characteristically East European tale of hapless peasants and charismatic swindlers who choreograph nature (rain, mist, wind) as a presence.
(7.) Geza Kallay, "'Ha megful a fuldoklo rend ...': a rend fogalma Shakespeare dramaiban" [The concept of order in Shakespeare's plays], in Nem puszta tett (Budapest: Liget, 1999) 1945, p.
Five years later, he returned to his native country, and from then on he lived mainly in Budapest while writing poems and a very influential village sociography, People of the Puszta, on the lot of the country poor.
The surreal, utopian tale of Ervin Lazar, straight from the "Twilight Zone" with resurrected and bleeding corpses, is also set in a truly desolate region: the puszta with its tragic present-day populace.