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Stephen Vizinczey

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in Káloz, Hungary
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Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Stendhal and Kleist

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Hungarian author who studied under George Lukacs at the University of Budapest and graduated from the city's Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in 1956. Three of his plays were banned by the Hungarian Communist regime and in he took part in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. After a short stay in Italy, he ended up in Canada speaking only 50 words of English, and eventually taking Canadian citizenship. He learned English writing scripts for Canada's National Film Board and the CBC. He edited Canada's short-lived literary magazine, Exchange. In 1966 he moved to London and acquired British citizenship.

His best-known works are the novels 'In Praise of Older Women' (1965) and 'An Innocent Millionaire' (1983).

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In Praise of Older Women: T...

3.81 avg rating — 1,347 ratings — published 1965 — 50 editions
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An Innocent Millionaire

4.06 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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Truth and Lies in Literatur...

4.11 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1986 — 8 editions
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El hombre del toque mágico

3.63 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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If Only

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The Rules Of Chaos; Or, Why...

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In Praise of Older Women

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The Queen of Spades and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin
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When I was young, handsome, famous and rich and had a half crazed belief in my good luck, I lost a fortune in Monte Carlo on roulette and so I can see with the authority of an expensive experience that there is no better piece of fiction to cure you ...more
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The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories by Alexander Pushkin
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Mark Twain is best known for his least offensive books, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but it is his later works which should interest intelligent readers. He is the greatest American writer, the only one who can be mentioned in the same breath wit ...more
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Stendhal’s The Red and the Black is one of the greatest novels in Western literature about love. Not in the sense that he tells you about it, but in the sense that you experience anew of how you had fallen in love and finally even understand how your ...more
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“Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.”
Stephen Vizinczey

“I had affairs with a few girls of my own age, and they taught me that no girl, however intelligent and war-hearted, can possibly know or feel half as much at twenty as she will at thirty-five.”
Stephen Vizinczey, In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of András Vajda

“I wonder, what kind of life would I have had if it hadn’t been for my mother’s tea-and-cookie parties? Perhaps it’s because of them that I’ve never thought of women as my enemies, as territories I have to conquer, but always as allies and friends - which I believe is the reason why they were friendly to me in turn. I’ve never met those she-devils you hear about: they must be too busy with those men who look upon women as a fortress they have to attack, lay waste and left in ruins.”
Stephen Vizinczey, In Praise of Older Women: The Amorous Recollections of András Vajda

“Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and higher education positively fortifies it.”
Stephen Vizinczey

“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

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