Dezső Kosztolányi, the self-styled homo estheticus, was one of the great men of Hungarian letters in the first half of the twentieth century. Little of his poetry has been translated because of its technical ingenuity, but anything by him is ipso facto worthy of attention.
A quarter of a century has passed since the end of communism in Hungary, and the files of the state security service are still inaccessible to the public. Attila Ménes's play is based on the life of one of the most prominent authors of the last century, Sándor Tar, who was later exposed as an agent.
Ivan Gorchev, an able seaman on the S.S. Rangoon, was just shy of his twenty-first birthday when he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Winning such a prestigious scientific award at that tender age is undeniably an almost unheard-of achievement.