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Be Faithful Unto Death (Central European Classics) Paperback – May 15, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-1858660608 ISBN-10: 1858660602 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Series: Central European Classics
  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: A Central European University Press Book (May 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858660602
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858660608
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,359,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It is impossible to read this book without recovering something of the intesity of one's own childhood emotions."

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hungarian

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A. Schur on December 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
I don't see how one of the previous reviewers could complain about the main character of this novel being weak and naive...after all he is a small child! This book is one of the finest depictions of of child's coming of age that I have ever read. The book should not be taken as indicative of Hungarian mentality, but it does reflect the tragic tone of the Hungarian society at the time the book was written: just after World War One. The writer projects these feelings back into an autobiographical child's world of 1889. If you can't understand this book, then you must have forgotten what is was like to be a child: confused by the behavior of adults, often scared, and undoubtedly impressed by your own potential to grow. Another good book by this author, translated into English is "Relations", published by Corvina.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1997
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Be Faithful Until Death is a classic in Hungary; nearly every Hungarian has read it. A foreigner wanting to understand the Hungarian psyche would be well-advised to read it as well. In the form of a story of an 11-year-old boy, Moricz has captured the essential "world view" of Hungarians. Much of what they feel about themselves, about their history, and about their role in European history is explained by the characters and in the excellent and comprehensive notes. The sympathetic reader can only question whether Moricz has captured the essential Hungarian attitude or if he has only perpetuated it by the book's continuing popularity in its native land. Either way, the contemporary Hungarian attitude IS quintessentially distilled in this novel. Any serious understanding of the Magyar people begins here.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert T. OKEEFFE on August 21, 2007
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Moricz wrote this novel, autobiographical in its background details, during his 42nd year. Originally serialized, it was published in book form in Hungarian in 1921. It gives us the world (in this case, Hungary in the year 1892) as seen through the eyes of its twelve-year old protagonist, Misi Nyilas. Misi comes from a time, place, and social group representative of one of the finely graded statuses of the semi-feudal society which the Hungarian gentry sought to preserve - he is from a small village on the great plain, where his father is a carpenter and general mechanic whose fortunes fluctuate wildly, making the support of his family of seven an endless trial. Misi's brains are to be his escape from poverty and obscurity, although it is not clear to him if he really wishes to escape the world of his parents whom he loves and admires. These brains bring him to the old and venerated College of Debrecen (an institution central to Hungarian Calvinism) as a scholarship student, setting the stage for a bittersweet story which unfolds during early adolescence. Note that "college" here embraces the fifth through the twelfth grades of secondary education.

The story - one based on events brought about by a false accusation of theft - follows the expected arc of such a "timeless tale" in the setting of a boarding school, but it is in the portrait of the mind and feelings of Misi that Moricz excels, capturing the fluid, intense emotional life of a boy who is perhaps too sensitive for his own good. We see Misi veering between elation, anxiety, hope, and despair in his dealings with the adult world and his classmates (e.g.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 18, 2002
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I love Moricz`s style, and the way he captures the fragility of our existence. A great book.
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