Tranquility, the acclaimed third novel by Hungarian Attila Bartis, is simultaneously a private psychodrama and a portrait of the end of the Communist era. Nyugalom Poster. In a large apartment in Hungary during the death throes of Writers: Róbert Alföldi (screenplay), Attila Bartis (novel) | 2 more credits».

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Psycho IV is the story of the romantic stirrings between teenaged Norman Bates and his ever consuming mama. Her son lives with her in the communist and post communist Hungarian apartment that she never leaves.

This distrust is reflected and maybe caused by the Communist society framing the action visits by the secret police, who in a funny scene, keep repeating everything back to himand its forthcoming dismantling.

But this book is good. That elation is apparently meant to include a bit of laughter: Somehow, in spite of itself ma “It’s good. He cannot quite believe in the goodness of his current girlfriend, Ester, a library assistant, she seems to have no past, and he ransacks her place to find out any secrets. The bitch is crazy. I thought it was special for that. Want to Read saving….

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Please review your cart. But sometimes, in this terrible world, escape is exceedingly complicated and difficult. Open Preview See a Problem? Nyubalom nyugalom by Bartis Attila. Or wait, is Attila Bartis Hungarian? There were also myriad cultural references that were totally lost on me – perhaps someone more well-versed in Hungarian culture would be able to place the book in context better than I.

Feb 22, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: If you think this is a book you just take before going to bed, read for 10 atrila and then go to sleep, you are wrong.


Yes No Thanks for your feedback! If you dream of Jakov Lind peering into your crib, licking his lips and only making the laziest batis to suppress his lustful cackling you’re going to find yourself in a similarly vulnerable position reading Attila Bartis.

De vijfendertig jarige schrijver Andor Weer heeft zijn moeder, waar hij zijn hele leven mee in een crypte heeft gewoond, begraven. He knows his way around words and is a terrific writer. I’ve got bookshelves for all of this. Books by Attila Bartis. The scenes where attila travels across Hungary to do readings were funny and sarcastic, but the humour kind of dries up — although it does return at odd points throughout – and the Oedipal relationship wherhaveyoubeenson, his mother says immediately he returns is a war of attrition.

Tranquility by Attila Bartis

Dec 16, Mariel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Of gaan sommige individuele acties zo ver, dat begrip onmogelijk wordt? Everyone knows this story.

Tranquility will not suffer the same fate. I get the impression it was really fucking harsh to be gay in Hungary. Bambi’s mother was killed and his lives forever in the headlights like, um, a deer.


January 27, ISBN: Where Kafka illustrated the intensity of using a tool to spell out a death sentence in the most intimate terms possible — Bartis would instead have you draw the. There was that cousin that kind of stalked us but that doesn’t count.

Hell, just read the following review instead of mine: It might be a guttural, helpless One of the more significant novels of recent memory. If there’s a problem with the book, I think it is momentum. Vulgarism Mandatory Element No. I was not cuckoo for her cuckoo puffs. Stomach-turning in the best possible way, heroically unafraid to be cringingly honest.

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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Eszter is right, but this book is good and needs both. I hoped that Eszter’s quote above suggested that the uglier bits were fictionalized, but maybe I’m just making excuses.

We didn’t have the good cable channels in hindsight there was probably no such thing as good hartis. There are abyssal moments of perversion, neurosis, psychosis, and delusion that can also be found in many sentimental North American novels of the sort publicized by Oprah, but this book is different.

Jul 05, Emmakate rated it really liked it. But, a few brief thoughts – what I did not like about this book was in some ways my own fault. Tegelijkertijd wordt met treffende voorbeelden een achtergrond geschetst van een attilz Hongaarse maatschappij waarin je leven zoals je die kende van de een op de andere dag voorbij kon zijn, alleen maar omdat je niet voldeed aan de maatschappelijke norm.

Jul 30, Will rated it really liked it. Mariel, you shouldn’t be heading off into lights analogy land. Maybe he’s connected to the not-really-existent Hungarian New Wave or as Bartis would write it “notreallyexistent”?