City Builder by George Konrad
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City Builder
By George Konrad

The City Builder

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City Builder by George Konrad

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An 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 Details

ISBN: 9781564784698
ISBN-10: 156478469X
Format: Hardback
(203mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Dalkey Archive Press
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Revolution in Hungary by George Konrad Revolution in Hungary, Hardback (October 2006)

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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