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Another Love: A Novel

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A woman journalist who exposes the hypocrisy of the Soviet-dominated press is found murdered. With a plot that could have been ripped from today’s headlines, Another Love offers “a finely balanced blend of entertainment and political commentary” (Publishers Weekly).
A great novel of the 1956 Hungarian uprising against the Soviets, Another Love is a classic of Eastern Europ
Paperback, 180 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Cleis Press (first published 1980)
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Nov 18, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
‘Another Love’ by Erzsebet Galgoczi was a mysterious trip into Hungary during the 1950s. Many of the main character’s experiences mirror the author’s life. There is a biography of the author in the back of the book.

Eva Szalanczky, was found shot by the Hungarian border patrol in September 1959. She was a journalist who wanted to speak the truth, not the party line in her articles. She came from a peasant background, graduated with very high grades in college and then could not get a decent payin
Sep 12, 2010 Booknblues rated it liked it
While it reads like a mystery, it ends a bit abruptly and vaguely. In fact much of the book seems a bit vague and could have been fleshed out a bit more since it is quite brief.
The story and the setting is quite interesting, set in the 1950's Hungary. A lesbian journalist is killed while trying to cross the border. First Lieutenant Marosi is informed and realizes that he knows her in fact we find that he used to be in love with her. He takes a few weeks off to find what she was doing there.
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Jul 27, 2011 Ulla rated it really liked it
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I read this book years and years ago, in Swedish. Then I saw the film and kind of fell in love with it.
Re-reading the book now doesn't bring the film back, rather reminds of what terrible times those were for so many European countries. And at the moment I'd rather not think of politics!!
Mar 07, 2012 Morgan rated it really liked it
A very quick, readable novel that nonetheless creates a vivid portrait of Hungary in the 1950s. The detective story style made it more engaging than it would have been if told in a more straight forward manner.
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Erzsébet Galgóczi (natively Galgóczi Erzsébet) was a Hungarian writer. She wrote short stories, novellas, plays and film scripts. Her work is often described as realist fiction. Originally a committed socialist writer, Galgóczi gradually lost faith in the regime, and her work reflects her growing criticism of political repression and corruption. Her most successful work in Hungary is Vidravas, and ...more
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