Book List in Order: 6 titles


  • ?I WILL WRITE ABOUT ALL THAT IN MORE DETAIL LATER.? The final sentence of Helping Verbs of the Heart - was it a promise, a threat, a quote? In 1985, when Peter Esterhazy?s book came out on unnumbered, black-edged pages, this much-cited sentence se...



  • The Esterházys, one of Europe's most prominent aristocratic families, are closely linked to the rise and fall of the Hapsburg Empire. Princes, counts, commanders, diplomats, bishops, and patrons of the arts, revered, respected, and occasionally fear...



  • In ninety-seven short chapters Péter Esterházy contemplates love and hate and sex and desire from the point of a view of a narrator who considers himself a great lover, a man who may (or may not) be in love with all the women in the world....



  • Winner of the 2004 German Publishers and Booksellers Association Peace Prize In The Glance of Countess Hahn-Hahn (down the Danube), Péter Esterházy tells the story of a professional traveler, commissioned--like Marco Polo by Kublai Khan--to underta...



  • An extraordinary montage of sex and politics, Péter Esterházy's innovative novel can be seen to prefigure the liberation of Eastern Europe. Written under what the author calls "small, Hungarian, pornographic circumstances," A Little Hungarian Porno...



  • Winner of the 2004 German Publishers and Booksellers Association Peace Prize Named a New York Times Notable Book of 1994 Winner of 1995 The New York Times Review Notable Books An elaborate, elegant homage to the great Czech storyteller Bohumil Hrabal...