Tuesday, May 31, 2011
My passion is Literature and making it come alive for people. This is what I have been doing for many decades as high school and college teacher and librarian. I think of literature as the echo that comes before we speak. 400 years ago someone said, "The pity of it, Iago! Oh the pity of it!" And today a child dies, a friend, a wife, or a husband lets us down, a beautiful dream is destroyed, and we utter the words that Shakespeare echoed before us. What I am striving to do is to show people the challenges and wonders of life through the beauty of literature.
I have added what I would like to call my own contributions to literature. My novel Meet me at the Globe is a visit to Shakespeare's England; I have written several plays featuring historical and literary characters; another novel I am still working on is Refugee from Paradise, the diary of Hungarian refugee girl living in England after WWII. I have published two memoirs: I edited my mother's historical memoir Clear the Line, Hungary's struggle to leave the Axis in the Second World War; I have created portraits of key members of my family in Our Story: Saga of a Hungarian-American Family.
But I am not satisfied with hearing my own voice and reading my own lines. I also want to make people think and discuss their own ideas of what life is all about. That is what The Condo, or...Life, A Sequel—and this blog—is all about.
So, come and visit my condo!