NSZL at the Margó Festival of Literature and Book Fair

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The Publishing House of National Széchényi Library will wait for you with two book presentations at the Margó Festival of Literature and Book Fair in Várkert Bazár. Visitors can choose not only from the latest publications of NSZL Publishing House, but also from the previously published books at the stand of the Hungarian national library. On Friday and Saturday, you can listen to the editors of two recently published volumes at the literary roundtable discussions.

Tessék színt vallani. Osvát Ernő szerkesztői levelezése (Make Your Statement. Ernő Osvát’s Editorial Correspondence) Vol. 1–2
NSZL Publishing House and Gondolat Publishing House present the so far unpublished editorial correspondence of Ernő Osvát who was, in many respects, the omnipotent, talented editor of Hungarian literary journal Nyugat (West). The two volumes contain letters written by prominent figures of Hungarian literature including Dezső Kosztolányi, Endre Ady, Ferenc Molnár and several other writers and poets. Out of the approximately 1,500 letters, the earliest one was written in 1898, while the last one, a farewell letter addressed to his friend, Artúr Elek, must have been finished an hour prior to his death, in the evening of October 28, 1929.

As part of the book presentation ceremony, literary historian Zoltán Fráter will have a discussion with editors of the book Erika Nemeskéri and Tibor Kosztolánczy. Welcome speech will be given by István Bácskai, Head of Gondolat Publishing House.
Date: Friday October 11, 2019, 4 p.m.
Venue: Várkert Bazár, 2‒6 Ybl Miklós Square, Kazamataszínpad (Casemate Stage)
Facebook event (in Hungarian)

Aladár Kuncz: Kritikák, portrék, tanulmányok (Critiques, Portraits, Essays) Vol. 1‒2
NSZL Publishing House and Kriterion Publishing House published in two volumes critiques, portraits and essays written by literature organizer, essayist Aladár Kuncz. Starting off from the circle of Hungarian literary journal Nyugat (West) and becoming the editor of Erdélyi Helikon (Transylvanian Helicon), Aladár Kuncz had a wide perspective of the world and showed professional thoroughness and sensitivity to problems, as has been proved by his writings.

Writer, literary translator Ferenc Vincze will have a discussion with editors of the book Andrea Juhász and Tamás Gusztáv Filep, and with editor of the series László Boka. Welcome speech will be delivered by Gyula H. Szabó, Head of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca)-based Kriterion Publishing House.

Date: Saturday October 12, 2019, 7 p.m.
Venue: Várkert Bazár, 2–6 Ybl Miklós Square, Vásárszínpad (Fair Stage)
Facebook event (in Hungarian)

In addition to the programs, we are looking forward to seeing you at the stand of NSZL (No. 14–15) at Margó Festival of Literature and Book Fair.
October 10‒11, 2019 (Thursday and Friday) between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
October 12‒13, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Venue: Várkert Bazár, 2‒6 Ybl Miklós Square, H-1013 Budapest