The Siege of Sziget (A szigeti veszedelem) by Miklós Zrínyi, translated by László Kőrössy. A presentation and book signing by the translator.
The Siege of Sziget is a timeless testimony to the Hungarian-Turkish wars and the 150 years of Turkish occupation of Hungary. It is an authentic description of sixteenth-century warfare, military operations, and the soldier's way of life, which in itself is of value apart from the merit of the work as poetry.
The combination of the two--its intrinsic value as poetry and as history--makes it one the finest of European epics. László Kőrössy's remarkable translation opens the box of treasures of one of the cornerstones of Hungarian classic literature.
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