Hungarian Writers in the Press - György Konrád and János Kornai

Recently, György (George) Konrád's memoir "A Guest in My Own Country" was reviewed in The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

In the end, György Konrád was lucky. He alone among his Jewish classmates survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary. He joined the 1956 uprising against Communism and escaped arrest after it failed. Read the full review at

And renowned economist János Kornai's memoir "By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey" was reviewed in the New York Review of Books.

The Hungarian János Kornai is the most famous, and certainly the most influential, economist to have emerged from postwar Communist Europe. His reputation is based on three books, Overcentralization, Economics of Shortage, and The Socialist System, which knocked away the intellectual foundations of the publicly owned, bureaucratically planned economy. Read the full review here

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