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His major novel, Pusztak nepe (1936; People of the Puszta
), describes the misery suffered by the Hungarian peasantry.
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
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.