Café of Eternal Light
In her essay about the legendary Hungarian Café Pilvax, Noémi Saly offers our readers a sneek peek into the revolutonary atmosphere of 1848.
Sendecki’s poem is a plot of image and meaning with a characteristically dramatic aura, its microscenes simultaneously intriguing and disturbing.
In the criminal underworld of László Sepsi’s upcoming novel Territorium, talk never really was an option and violence comes with the territory.
In this poem by Kateryna Kalytko the Ukrainian poet rediscovers words, naming objects as a means of self-preservation, entering a shelter of language.
In this short story by Hungarian writer Rita Halász a mother and her partner tensely await the homecoming of her teenaged daughter.
This poem by Slovak poet Mária Ferenčuchová is a hypnotic meditation on the end and rebirth, a chillingly personal image of intimacy.
In this short story, like in a bad dream, we are plunged from daily life to wandering a strange town, hoping for a route back.
In this short story by Hungarian writer Tibor Noé Kiss, a woman comes to terms with her mother’s death, while looking back on a mysterious chapter of her love life.
When his wife leaves for a business trip, Géza enters into a passionate love affair with a flexible and rubber-lined companion.
A poem by Czech poet Lenka Kuhar Daňhelová in Bob Hýsek’s translation.
A poem by Hungarian poet Lili Hanna Seres, in Timea Sipos’s translation.
The speaker describes the sounds and movement of bugs, birds, and nature, while waiting for war, as if they were impervious to human events.