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Battlefields and Playgrounds
János Nyiri; William Brandon, trans.; János Nyiri, trans.



Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

Brandeis University Press
1997 • 544 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Jewish Studies / Fiction & Literature

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A major Holocaust novel, hailed internationally as 'vast and magnificent' and named Book of the Year by the Financial Times.

The story of Jozsef Sondor, a tough, irreverently witty Jewish boy growing up in World War II Hungary, carries readers into the whirl of everyday life in war-torn Budapest, from the eve of the Holocaust in Hungary to Russian liberation in 1945. Through his eyes, we witness history, or, as he sees it, the adult world gone mad. What is this "Jewish problem," he asks. And what can God be thinking of? Jozsef soon finds that his questions have no simple answers, but they do lead him on a journey to understanding the war, politics, religion, and, in the end, the complexity of human nature



After the 1956 Uprising, JÁNOS NYIRI left Hungary for France and later England, where he is a novelist, playwright, and director.






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