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By George Konrad

ISBN-10: 1590514955

ISBN-13: 9781590514955

A strong memoir of struggle, politics, literature, and kin lifestyles via one among Europe's best intellectuals.

When George Konrád used to be a toddler of 11, he, his sister, and cousins controlled to escape to Budapest from the Hungarian nation-state the day prior to deportations swept via his domestic city. eventually, they have been the single Jewish kids of town to outlive the Holocaust.

A visitor in my very own Country remembers the lifetime of one in all japanese Europe's such a lot complete sleek writers, starting along with his survival through the ultimate months of the struggle. Konrád captures the risks, the hopes, the betrayals and brave acts of the interval via a sequence of conscientiously selected episodes that sometimes border at the surreal (as while a useless German soldier starts to talk, trying to justify his actions).

The finish of the conflict launches the younger guy on a outstanding profession in letters and politics. providing vigorous descriptions of either his inner most and public existence in Budapest, big apple, and Berlin, Konrád displays insightfully on his function within the Hungarian rebellion, the suggestion of "internal emigration"—the destiny of many writers who, like Konrád, refused to go away the jap Bloc lower than socialism—and different complexities of ecu id. To learn A visitor in my very own Country is to event the new historical past of East-Central Europe from the interior.

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This is not your kind of book. WHEN IS A " L I E " NOT A LIE? 43 Pis AND TRUE LIES Now we come to the gray area—the hiring of a private investigator (PI). The shades of gray vary from light to just a millimeter above inky black. The Pis call it "pretexting," but you and I know what it really is, and if you hire one, are you not responsible for what he does? Here is a typical example of how pretexting works: For a brief time, Karl and Lorelei are lovers. When Karl turns violent, Lorelei walks out.

You want us to lie, son? The time to think about how you will answer such questions is now, before you step up to the counter at a commercial mailreceiving agency, or before you fill out your first form at the post office. Since lying is a moral issue, and since morality is basically a religious issue, I am going to cite the exact words from a small religious magazine I read back in 1954. It was published by the International Bible Students Association, and since it answered a question I had long wondered about, I memorized this sentence word for word: A LIE is a false statement made by one [person] to another, who is entitled to hear and know the truth, and which false statement tends toward injury to the other.

The neighbors saw nothing more suspicious than each person depositing an advertising brochure in each mailbox. What they didn't see was the sleight of hand when the person traded the brochure for whatever mail was in the box. S. MAIL-SERIOUS DANGERS 25 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer had run a series of articles warning of mail theft not only from home mailboxes but from mail collection boxes on the street, plus the boxes used at thousands of apartments, condominiums, and commercial buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

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