Books by George Szirtes
NPR stories about George Szirtes
A book without suffering or struggle can only be described as one thing: boring. For Three Books, author Will Wiles writes about his favorite literary misadventures. Do you have a favorite book about everything going wrong? Tell us in the comments.
Back in print after 70 years, Sandor Marai's gorgeous Hungarian novel about infidelity and shattered love still resonates with surprises.
Budai boards the wrong plane and finds himself trapped in an unknown country. The comparison to Kafka is apt, but Metropole's Hungarian author Ferenc Karinthy reaches more for comedy than torment.