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One Minute Stories by István Örkény
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One Minute Stories

by István Örkény

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Translation of a selection of very short stories. The author is one of Hungary's best-known post-war writers, and the translator has previously translated works by Peter Esterhezy and Endre Ady.

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Cuentos hiperbreves y llenos de humor de un interesante autor húngaro. ( )
  cuentosalgernon | Sep 19, 2013 |
One minute stories is a collection of very short stories written between 1958 and 1979.

They are hilarious, witty, ironic, sarcastic and ... short.

The first story is titled "User instructions" and it says that "if you don't understand a story, read it again. If you still don't understand it, it is the story's fault."

I did not get them all, but the not-so-good ones were just a minute's read, so one does not need to feel bad about the time spent on them. On the other hand, a few of them were very good: funny, touching, thought provoking, and in some cases even mind blowing.
2 vote eairo | Jan 28, 2008 |
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István Örkényprimary authorall editionscalculated
Konrád, GyörgyAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mora, TeréziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sollosy, JudithEditor and Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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