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John Lukacs was born in Budapest in 1924. He is the author of over thirty books, including Historical Consciousness and, most recently, A Short History of the Twentieth Century.
“Gyula Krúdy’s luminous and willful pastoral, peopled with archaic, semi-mythical figures–damned poets and doomed aristocrats, dreamily erotic hetaerae and rude country squires–is pure fin-de-siècle, art nouveau in prose” —W. L. Webb