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Geza Csath, Dezso Kosztolanyi, Deszo Brenner
A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S

The publishers wish to thank the following for their help:
Szilvia Demeter, Marta Faur, Isabelle Gabolde, Dr. Gabor Gyani, Miklos Konrad, Dr. Jozsef Kovacs, Andrea Kreisz, Ildiko Nagy, Agnes Peresztegi, Marly Rusoff, Dr. Zsolt Unoka

Photo Credits: Petofi Irodalmi Muzeum, Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum, Budapest Gyujtemeny, Andras Szanto.
A U T O B I O G R A P H Y

He is a neurologist, painter, composer and music critic, pianist and violinist, playwright, journalist, short-story writer, and a man of superhuman ambition and energy. He is a bastard, of course, but so are a lot of people with nothing else to be said for them...

From the introduction by Arthur Phillips

“In the course of just one day, I live five thousand years… Start smoking opium as a strong, mature man and… you can reach the age of twenty million.” – Opium (short story by Geza Csath), 1909.

“100 years [of opium addiction] aren’t worth as much as 34 [sober], with their real, true pleasures.” – Csath’s diary entry, 1913.

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A N G E L U S Z & G O L D

 

B U D A P E S T , K A L V I N P L A C E

‘My dear boy, tell me honestly, did you cheat on me?’ ‘How can you think such a thing, my child!’ I said, but without truly convincing force. ‘Oh, my God,’ she whimpered sweetly, examining my face, ‘I can see you’ve cheated on me. Confess, I forgive you, you’re a man, confess, sweet darling.’ But I confessed nothing; instead, as she desired, I swore that I had been true to her.

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