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Book Information: Little Hungarian Pornography, a

Little Hungarian Pornography, a (1984) [Novel]
by Péter Esterházy Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

An extraordinary montage of sex and politics, Peter Esterhazy's innovative novel can be seen to prefigure the liberation of Eastern Europe. Written under what the author calls "small, Hungarian, pornographic circumstances," A Little Hungarian Pornography exists in a context of official falsehood and misinformation, of lies of the body, the soul, and the state, perpetuated in the duality of language.

In a state where the lack of democracy was called socialist democracy, economic chaos a socialist economy, and revolution an anti-revolution, the notion of speech and obscenity becomes equally distorted and skewed. Under these circumstances, the author considers the shackles inherent in the vocabulary of oppression and contrasts this with the freedom of the body in sex.

Original title: Kis magyar Pornográfia
Original languages: Hungarian

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: A Little Hungarian Pornography

A Little Hungarian Pornography (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Judith Sollosy
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A Little Hungarian Pornography (October 29, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810115778
Dimensions: 4.8 x 8.1 x 0.7 in
Pages: 216

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