Hungarian Goulash: A Historical Memoir

Hungarian Goulash: A Historical Memoir

Robert Hajdu


This paintings of literary nonfiction recollects the lifetime of a mundane Jewish boy who was once born in Budapest in the course of international struggle II, grew up below Communist rule and escaped together with his kinfolk to the USA in the course of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Estranged from his personal previous for part a century, after his father’s loss of life the memoirist returns to the rustic of his beginning to determine what's nonetheless there for him to reclaim. considering the fact that he's a historian, he recovers no matter what he can of that boy’s lifestyles and units the fragments in numerous historic contexts, from the main rapid to the broadest. And so the non-public tale is woven including engagingly instructed bills of, and old reflections on, the Revolution itself, the Holocaust in Hungary, Communism as a faith, human migrations, the chilly struggle, Jewish lifestyles in Hungary in the course of the centuries, and the variations among the previous global and the recent. after all, the most characters of Hungarian Goulash, a piece as a lot background as memoir, turn into not only the memoirist’s parents but additionally Budapest, all of Hungary and its humans, or even the USA.

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