Other Central Europe

Food Wine Budapest

Food Wine Budapest

Banfalvi, Carolyn ; Konkoly-Th
Despite its vast repertoire, variety, and recipes bursting with flavor, Hungarian cuisine is one of the most underappreciated and unknown European cuisines. There are few Hungarian restaurants...
May 1, 2008
Little Bookroom
343 Pages
Seeing People Off

Seeing People Off

Beňová, Jana ; Livingston

*Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature.

There is a liveliness and effervescence to Jana Benová's prose that is magnetic. Whether addressing the loneliness of...

May 16, 2017
Two Dollar Radio
142 Pages
The Bone Fire

The Bone Fire

Dragomán, György ; Mulzet, Ott

A New York Times Editors' Choice

"Anything can happen in The Bone Fire--and everything does. Dragomán puts us in the middle of our most wondrous and terrifying childhood...

February 23, 2021
Mariner Books
480 Pages
Between the Woods and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Middle Danube to t
Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor writes about walking from Hungary to the Balkans.

The journey that Patrick Leigh...

October 3, 2005
New York Review of Books
264 Pages
Fodors Budapest: With the Danube Bend & Other Highlights of Hungary

Whether you want to soak in a thermal bath, cruise the Danube River, or walk the Chain Bridge, the local Fodor's travel experts in Budapest are here to help! Fodor's Budapest guidebook...

July 6, 2021
Fodor's Travel Publications
288 Pages
Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, Superstar

Franz Liszt: Musician, Celebrity, Superstar

Hilmes, Oliver ; Spencer, Stew
An engrossing new biography of Franz Liszt, the musical revolutionary who became the world's first international megastar

"Makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of Liszt as...

January 9, 2018


Karinthy, Ferenc ; Szirtes, Ge

"A Central European classic to be discovered and relished."--Eva Hoffman

"A stunning novel. Funny, nightmarish and jubilant."--Libération

Although it took almost 40 years for...

October 1, 2008
Telegram Books
236 Pages
Strangers in Budapest

Strangers in Budapest

Keener, Jessica
"Jessica Keener has written a gorgeous, lyrical, and sweeping novel about the tangled web of past and present. Suspenseful, perceptive, fast-paced, and ultimately restorative." --Susan Henderson...
October 23, 2018
Algonquin Books
368 Pages
Budapest 1900

Budapest 1900

Lukacs, John
Lukacs's book is a lyrical, sometimes dazzling, never merely nostalgic evocation of a glorious period in the city's history. . . . {His} true sympathy lies . . . not with the famous expatriates, but...
February 1, 1994
Grove Press
288 Pages
The Invisible Bridge

The Invisible Bridge

Orringer, Julie

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls...

January 25, 2011
762 Pages

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