The City Builder
City Builder by George Konrad
Book DescriptionAn architect in an unnamed city considers his life, his work, and the many-layered history of the city he and his family--architects all--have contributed to building. In the days after World War II--during which American bombers destroyed much of what his father built--he becomes a Stalinist planner and realizes that the power of the nobility, the wealthy and the bourgeois has been usurped by technocrats. Vanished by those technocrats into the communist underworld of torture and imprisonment, he is eventually released into a post-Stalinist world and becomes the chief builder in a provincial town.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781564784698
(203mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Konrad
Revolution in Hungary, Hardback (October 2006)View all books by George Konrad
On 23 October, 1956, the Hungarian Revolution began. It lasted until 4 November, when the Soviet tanks rolled in. Up to 50,000 Hungarians and 7,000 Soviets were killed. This work presents a duotone from the author who found himself in the thick of the action, documented the cruelly short-lived revolt and its aftermath in a series of photographs.
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Author Biography - George Konrad
Gy rgy Konr d is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom
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