Miklós Péti's monograph “Paradise from Behind the Iron Curtain: Reading translating and staging Milton in Communist Hungary” has been published by UCL Press, London. The book examines in detail how the Hungarian reception evolved during the four decades of communism of the great English poet and politician, John Milton’s lifework.
The main characters of the book are iconic (often controversial) figures of Hungarian literature and culture and of Hungarian English Studies, such as: Lőrinc Szabó, István Jánosy, Károly Kazimir, Tibor Lutter, Miklós Szenczi, Ágnes Nemes Nagy.
The e-book can be downloaded free of charge from: Paradise from behind the Iron Curtain – UCL Press
The book will be launched in London on 1 December 2022. Free tickets available below. Book Launch: Paradise from behind the Iron Curtain by Miklós Péti Tickets, Thu 1 Dec 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite
Participants of the London debate:
Eszter Tarsoly (UCL SSEES)
Lily Kahn (UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies)
Karen Edwards (University of Exeter)
The book reading in Budapest will take place on 9 December 2022 (Milton’s Birthday) at the Ceremony Hall of the R4 building. Participants of the talk in Budapest:
Péter Dávidházi (MTA BTK ITI)
Veronika Schandl (PPKE)
Ágnes Bató (SZTE)
Moderator: Zsolt Komáromy (ELTE)
Photo credit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/