Never in my life have I seen such wonderful eyes! One might construct a whole astronomy out of them. Every changeful mood was there reflected; so I have called them “Eyes like the Sea.”
When first I met pretty Bessy, we were both children. She was twelve years old, I was a hobbledehoy of sixteen. We were learning dancing together. A Frenchman had taken up his quarters in our town, an itinerant dancing-master, who set the whole place in a whirl. His name was Monsieur Galifard. He had an extraordinarily large head, a bronzed complexion, eyebrows running into each other, and short legs; and on the very tip of his large aquiline nose was a big wart. Yet, for all that, he was really charming. Whenever he danced or spoke, he instantly became irresistible. All our womankind came thither on his account; all of them I say, from nine years old and upwards to an age that was quite incalculable. I recall the worthy man with the liveliest gratitude. I have to thank him for the waltz and the quadrille, as well as for the art of picking up a fallen fan without turning my back upon the lady.
Bessy was the master’s greatest trouble. She would never keep time; she would never take to the elegant “pli,” and he could never wean her from her wild and frolicsome ways. Woe to the dancer who became her partner!
Zsigmond Móricz - Seven pennies and other short stories
'Small nations talk rather defiantly about their great men. They know that the world really has no time to discover them.' So wrote the essayist László Németh in an article for German readers at the time of Móricz's death in 1942. For Hungarians, Zsigmond Móricz is one of the outstanding authors of a period rich in good writing, a man with a profound knowledge of his country and its problems, both political and social.
Soros Tivadar - Maskerado
Written in Esperanto in the early '60s, this compelling account of survival is told by a Budapest lawyer who secured fake Christian identities for his family following the invasion of the Germans in March 1944. In a narrative reminiscent of the great Primo Levi, Soros views his experiences with a beguiling humour, deep humanity and a wisdom that is humbling. Maskerado is a unique testament of the Holocaust - of how one man managed not only to escape, but to retain his integrity, compassion, family unity and humour by 'dancing around death'.
Péter Esterházy - Not Art
More than two decades have passed since Peter Esterhazy ended his book "Helping Verbs of the Heart" with the sentence, 'I will write about all that in more detail later'. In this luminous novel, he finally makes the meaning of this literary mystery clear. "Not Art" is the story of a mother whose defining communication with the world is in the language of football, a vocabulary that eclipses not only her son, but everything else. Football, in the author's next to the last book a stage and a medium for private historiography, now acts as a filter through which the world is seen, and is the root of his relationship to his mother and his mother tongue: a mother's language complex. Readers will discover 'family stories', subtly written and rounded, filled with irony, beauty, history, the Magnificent Magyars, father, grandmother, aunt, uncle, mother, life and death. There is emotion-platonic love, marital love, and a son's love for his parents. And there is the Esterhazyesque auto-reflexive textual world (Where does the author begin and end?). Old world glamour meets fractured post-war reality in a tale that touches on many aspects of life and philosophy relevant to us today - while centering on a son's relationship to his mother and the game of football that they love. The author received the following international awards: Vilenica Prize, Slovenia (1988, 1998) Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (1992, 1994, 2003) Prize of the Literary Festival in Rome, Italy (1993) Bjornson Prize, Norway (1995) Austrian State Prize, Austria (1999) Herder Prize, Austria (2002) Peace Prize of the German Book Trade at Frankfurt Book Fair (2004). He has also received nearly 20 awards in his native country.
Piskóti István - Rekettye Gábor - Lehota József - Berács József - Marketing Theory and Practice
This volume of the series was compiled by the heads of the marketing departments of Hungarian universities leading in the field of marketing education and research. The authors of the studies and essays that make up this 6th volume of the „Transition Competitiveness and Economic Growth" series dedicate the book to Professor Pál Tomcsányi, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Professor Tomcsányi's name in Hungary is the hallmark of the creation of scientific based marketing. For Hungarian Pál Tomcsányi is what Philip Kotler is for the Americans, Heribert Meffert for the Germans, Peter Doyle for the British, and Matthew Meulenberg for the Dutch. This volume contains thematically grouped essays from the most outstanding Hungarian representatives of marketing science. Part one deals with questions of marketing theory such as change of paradigm in the concept of marketing and the appearance of synergy and value in marketing relationships. Part two deals with regional marketing from the point of view of strategic marketing. A special emphasis is placed on small enterprises, food trade and the costs of advertising. The third part focuses on consumer behaviour with a special emphasis on wine consumption in addition to such topics as price awareness and a change of generations. Consumer satisfaction and the methods of critical cases are discussed in part four which deals with the marketing methods applied in the service sector. The final, fifth part - agricultural marketing - is analyzed from a macro- and microeconomic point of view with an emphasis on quality assurance in the food industry, the agricultural marketing of the Hungarian community and the vertical coordination of producers' co-operatives.
Kormos István - The Cats of Coat'n'tail Street
Ki tudja, merre van a Pincérfrakk utca? Hát arra, amerre a Cincérfark utca! És a Cincérfark utca? Nem is kell sokat kérdezősködnöd: ha kilenc gyáva kutya csahintását hallod, már jó helyen jársz. Hát még ha meghallod azt a nyávogást, amit hét cica, a Hétrettenetes rendez! Mondhatom neked: félelmetesek! Van is miért aggódnia a kutyáknak, név szerint mind a kilenc Lajosnak, mert amióta cicák és kutyák ádáz háborúja dúl, talán ez a legrettenetesebb. Hogy miért? Ha elolvasod ezt a nagyon mulatságos könyvet, akkor megtudhatod. De megtudhatod azt is, hogy ádáz harcok közepette a részvét és a szeretet fénye is kigyúl. Lédiell, a cicalány például kifejezetten barátságos IX. Lajossal, a dakszlival, a Hétrettenetes kicsi, bátortalan foglyával. No meg aztán ott van Háj, Iháj, Miháj... az ő viselkedésükről is olvashatsz egyet s mást ebben a könyvben.
György Dragomán - The White King
An international sensation, this startling and heartbreaking debut introduces us to precocious eleven-year-old Djata, whose life in the totalitarian state he calls home is about to change forever. Djata doesn’t know what to make of the two men who lead his father away one day, nor does he understand why his mother bursts into tears when he brings her tulips on her wedding anniversary. He does know that he must learn to fill his father’s shoes, even though among his friends he is still a boy: fighting with neighborhood bullies, playing soccer on radioactive grass, having inappropriate crushes, sneaking into secret screening rooms, and shooting at stray cats with his gun-happy grandfather. But the random brutality of Djata’s world is tempered by the hilarious absurdity of the situations he finds himself in, by his enduring faith in his father’s return, and by moments of unexpected beauty, hope, and kindness. Structured as a series of interconnected stories propelled by the energy of Dragomán’s riveting prose, the chapters of The White King collectively illuminate the joys and humiliations of growing up, while painting a multifaceted and unforgettable portrait of life in an oppressive state and its human cost. And as in the works of Mark Haddon, David Mitchell, and Marjane Satrapi, Djata’s child’s-eye view lends power and immediacy to his story, making us laugh and ache in recognition and reminding us all of our shared humanity.
László Krasznahorkai - The Melancholy of Resistance
An inexorable, visionary book by the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse who inspires comparison with Gogol and Melville. -- Susan Sontag The universality of its vision rivals that of Gogol's Dead Souls. -- W. G. Sebald
Rabb Andrea - Practical Tax Knowledge in English / Gyakorlati adózási iismeretek angol nyelven
Magyarország 2004.05.01.-ei Európai Uniós csatlakozásával nem csupán a 27 tagállam egyikévé, hanem a közösségi joganyag (azaz acquis communautaire) alanyává és részesévé is vált. Ebből adódóan a Közösség elsődleges és másodlagos jogforrásainak meghatározó szerepe és hatása van a magyar jogrendre, így különösen az adózási szakterületre. Ezek illetve a nemzetközi globalizált világ kihívásai sok szempontból késztették a jogalkotókat a belföldi adójogszabályok többszöri (akár évközi) módosítására, újragondolására. A szakmailag megalapozott változtatásokhoz azonban elengedhetetlen a nemzetközi pénzügyi, adózási jogszabályok, publikációk és uniós előírások folyamatos nyomon követése és elemzése. Ehhez pedig a legtöbb esetben nélkülözhetetlen az eredeti, főként angol nyelvű szakirodalom megismerése, tanulmányozása.
Papp Vanda - Tóthné Bükki Edit - Vogelné Takács Gabriella - Cél a gazdasági szaknyelvi vizsga
Jegyzetünkkel elsősorban azoknak a főiskolai hallgatóknak szeretnénk segítséget nyújtani, akik a Modern Üzleti Tudományok Főiskoláján német nyelvi szigorlat előtt állnak, de reményeik szerint hasznos lehet ez az összefoglalás más szakmai nyelvvizsgára készülőknek is. E jegyzetben részletesen tárgyaljuk a szigorlatra való jelentkezés feltételeit, tanácsokat adunk a felkészülés ütemezéséhez, bemutatjuk az írásbeli és szóbeli záróvizsgát, azaz a szigorlatot, mellékelünk az elmúlt három év anyagából néhány feladatot általunk jónak tartott megoldásokkal együtt, és csatolunk egy szöveggyűjtemény, amely segít a szövegértési, -alkotási, és fordítási készség fejlesztésében, bővíti az aktív- és passzív szókincset, segít eligazodni a gazdasági élet tipikus helyzeteiben.
A. O. Esther - The Beckoning Light
The best-selling fantasy romance series from Hungary, now in English for the first time! In the wars that rage between Heaven and Hell the greatest battles of all are waged within the heart… The souls of the dead are finally free, but angel Sophiel is now caught up in the deadly schemes of the Magus’s witch sisters, led by Diril. On a perilous journey that leads to Hell, and with only the summoner child, Joshua, for company, Sophiel’s immortality is under attack from the darkest of powers. Elijah, meanwhile, tortured by his conflict with the dark angels over his attachment to Sophiel, is sent to find her. Sophiel herself is growing weaker with every moment, and questioning the love she feels for both Elijah and the Archangel Gabriel. Can she bring back the light and save herself from the darkness?
Lajos Zilahy - The Dukays
A family pulled apart as tradition meets the changing values and politics of the 20th century. Count Dukay's castles and thousands of acres aren't enough to stem the tides of Nazism, fascism and communism while his sons and daughters are forced to find their way in the strange new world. Historically accurate, filled with universal truths, written with a European flair, The Dukays documents that critical moment in history when power changes hands.
Antal Szerb - The Queen's Necklace
The Queen’s Necklace sketches an extraordinary portrait of the French aristocracy as it falls towards the anarchy and bloodshed of the Revolution. This masterpiece lends emotional context to historical past, with a narrative that prophesizes impending violence through the superficiality and power struggles inside the court itself. Court life is vividly drawn; its fashions, habits, and politics, and also its power, decadence, vices, and corruption. Len Rix's translation brings Antal Szerb’s fascinating world into English for the first time, staying true to the original style, wit, and strength of the author’s writing.
George Mikes - How to be Poor
There must be thousands of books on how to be rich. I don't think it's easy to find one on how to be poor. George Mikes (pronunced [mikish]) Set out to write one and the result was this hilarious yet serious and philosophical essay. In a world where being rich seems highly desirable George Mikes analises the draw backs and miseries of this condition. Any rich man fep up with having so much money and wanting to become poor, could read this book. A lovely book indeed with a lot of wisdom in it.
Magyarics Péter - Angol nyelvvizsga
A könyv az angol középfokú állami nyelvvizsga írásbeli és szóbeli kérdéseit tartalmazza a válaszokkal és megoldásokkal együtt. Az öt teljes kérdéssorban megtalálhatóak az írásbeli vizsgák különféle feladatai: a nyelvtani tesztek, a fordítás magyarról angolra, az irányított fogalmazás, a fordítás angolról magyarra és az ún. "reading comprehension". A könyv mintaszövegeket ad a szóbeli vizsgák hallás utáni megértés feladataihoz is, és bemutatja, milyen kérdésekre lehet számítani. A könyv nemcsak gyakorlási és tanulási lehetőséget nyújt az államvizsgára készülő nyelvtanulóknak, hanem a különböző szintű mintamegoldások és a javítási útmutatók segítségével lehetőséget teremt arra is, hogy mindenki lemérhesse saját tudásának szintjét, és eldönthesse, hogy érdemes-e megpróbálkoznia az államvizsgával. Magyarics Péter évtizedes gimnáziumi és egyetemi oktatói tapasztalattal rendelkező nyelvtanár, az Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Angol Tanárképző Központjának tanára, számos nyelvkönyv szerzője.
Sándor Márai - Memoir of Hungary
A seamless combination of the political, literary and personal history of postwar Hungary. This scathing, at times humorous, and always insightful memoir by exiled Hungarian novelist Sandor Marai provides one of the most poignant and humanly alive portraits of life in Hungary between the German occupation in 1944 and the solidification of communist power in 1948. Both a fervent anti-fascist and anti-communist, Marai draws a vivid portrait of the Hungarian peasantry and middle class during this period, while delivering a telling indictment of the communist system from which he fled. Witty, aphoristic and psychologically clear-sighted, this memoir depicts the tragedy and pathos of a crucial period in the postwar history of a nation which has been central to both the communist and the postcommunist history of our times. About the author Sandor Marai (1900-1989) published 46 books, mostly novels, before leaving Hungary for political reasons in September 1948. He was considered to be Hungary's most influential representative of middle-class literature between the wars. After leaving Hungary and settling in the United States, he continued to write prolifically. He died in 1989, apparently taking his own life, and in the same year was awarded the Kossuth Prize, Hungary's highest award for literature.