… the best contemporary novelist

I’m not going to make a list over the 50 best contemporary novelists, I’m only going to write about one, a man I believe, after only reading one of his books, to be a literary genius. (I must haste to add that genius is not really a concept of mine – but …) I am…

A very short introduction to Péter Nádas

The Hungarian writer and essayist Péter Nádas (1942) is said to be one of contemporary literatures most important voices. His second novel Book of Memories (1986) earned him comparisons to Proust. It got generally great reviews all over the world, amongst others from Susan Sontag. The book I’m reading, Parallel Stories (2005), is a three-volume novel…

Nádas

I just received a book in the post, it’s written by Péter Nádas, the Norwegian title is Parallelle historier (Parallel Stories). I haven’t read anything by him before – have you? The first pages are looking very promising … But before getting on with Nádas I will finish a book on female muslims living in…