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Have a look at the treasures of our János Arany exhibition. Get to know Alajos Stróbl, a sculptor of Arany, visit our exhibition presenting the golden age of Hungarian sound films, and listen to the related concert of Hot Jazz Band! Bid for treasures at our auction, and take a walk in our repositories with a flashlight! Look forward to a Midsummer Night’s chase after Shakespeare heroes and a variety of other programs during the Night of Museums.
A book containing works by major Hungarian novelist Zsigmond Móricz, so far unpublished in a book, will be presented in National Széchényi Library at 5 p.m. on June 15, 2017. We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!
Géza Petrik’s momentous The Bibliography of Hungary 1712-1860 (Budapest 1888-1892), originally of four volumes, now has a new supplement including prints published in Hungary and abroad in Hungarian or partly in Hungarian, between 1701 and 1800.
This is the facsimile of the first hard cover edition of the great historical novel by Géza Gárdonyi, The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon (known as Eclipse of the Crescent Moon since its second, 1905 edition). Our new publication is already available.
Dr. László Boka, Director of Research and Academic Affairs (NSZL) will deliver a lecture entitled Inspiring to read, teaching literature, making culture attractive. Among books in a digital era? at the “New Spaces of Reading – Visegrad Conference 2017”, to be held in Warsaw on May 16-17, 2017.
Presentation of a book by Jidi Majia on May 22. Works of the contemporary poet, who has been awarded numerous Chinese and international prizes, have been translated into several languages, and they were published in nearly thirty countries. The collection of poems published recently by the Hungarian PEN Club is the first independent volume of the contemporary Chinese poet published in Hungarian.
Just like last year, this May too, National Széchényi Library will participate in the so-called Summering of Museums, an event held in the garden of the Hungarian National Museum on May 20 and 21, 2017. During the Summering of Museums, we will present and sell our publications and souvenirs. We will also organize museum educational sessions for children.
Our exhibition on the oeuvre of Mihály Tompa will be opened on May 23, 2017. The exhibition will be opened by literary historian Márton Szilágyi, professor and head of department, Doctor of Science (DSc) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Our publication entitled Propaganda in World War I by Iván Bertényi Jr. and László Boka received a diploma at the Beautiful Hungarian Book 2016 competition, in the nonfiction category. At the same time, this volume was also granted the József Antall Memorial Award. Graphic design and layout were made by our colleague Judit Vincze.
“Some legends related to Tompa will be denied, and we hope to create new legends about him.”
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