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Kouzlo povídek světoznámého maďarského spisovatele spočívá ve spojení excentrických námětů plných nenávisti a brutality s elegantní střídmostí vyprávěcího stylu. Analyticky precizní zaznamenávání nejrůznějších démonů lidské psychiky se doplňuje a prolíná se světem fantazie, nadpřirozených bytostí, snů, mystických jevů a halucinací. Díky výjimečnému talentu dokáže Csáth ozv ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published 2016 by Runa (first published January 1st 1908)
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Orsodimondo
LA PIAGA E IL COLTELLO
Danubio, inizio secolo (XX). Nel cuore della Mitteleuropa, dunque.

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Tutte le illustrazioni sono tratte dal volume Ópium-álmok (Sogni dell’oppio) di Attila Sassy pubblicato nel 1909.

Questa raccolta fu scritta tra il 1905 e il 1912 da un ungherese di agiata famiglia nato in una zona che alla fine della Grande Guerra divenne Jugoslavia.

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Mariel
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: crazy, without a sound
Recommended to Mariel by: black silence laughing
Shelves: my-love-life
You sigh, you disengage yourself from the magic. Why? Because if you don't, the joy imparted by it slowly fades; you tire of gazing, of feeling the music die; and that's even more distressing. from 'A Joseph in Egypt'

I'm not sorry. In 'Souvenir' he confesses to an envy to write with true delight, enthusiasm and dedication. An admittance is strangled on a wish that is wrong. He envies Joseph his dream. The dream stays with him after, waving in his windows. A hand in promises of words of love unheard (I'm a
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Ian "Marvin" Graye
Rotten Kisses and Opium

As the substance and prestige of the Austro-Hungarian Empire were dissipating in the “deepening dark” and “black silence”, so too was the authority of the bourgeois family.

Most of the parents in the families in these stories have either died or are living a subsistence life, whether as a result of death on the battlefield, farming accidents, poisoning or suicide. Rarely is there the comfort of a father or mother to say, “Hold onto my hand, little boy!”

These stories are dark fairytales in which children are still t
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Oguz Akturk
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cerrah ve Afyon öyküleri bugüne kadar okuduğum en iyi kısa öyküler arasındaydı. Keşke herkes okusa.
Fábio Martins
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-reading
Pequenas estórias tecidas entre a luz e a sua ausência. Incisivas,e,tantas vezes, implacáveis,não consigo deixar de sentir uma tentativa persistente de cristalizar euforia e beleza quando se percorre o caminho certo para o cadafalso. Aqui não me interessa tanto a sinopse,nem o twist que pontualmente se encontra. É esse caminho claro, arguto e iluminado que faz com que cada parágrafo valha a pena.
Outro pormenor que me agradou especialmente nestes contos foi a forma como o autor nos coloca p
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Ana
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este livro reúne uma dúzia de contos curtos e bizarros, bastante mórbidos, cruéis, insanes, ou simplesmente tristes. Uma edição em língua espanhola deu-lhe como título "Cuentos que acaban mal", o que traduz bastante bem o seu espírito. A escrita é exemplar na forma como, insinuando o desfecho desde o início, e apesar da brevidade das narrativas, consegue ainda assim gerar um clima de apreciável tensão. Não achei que todos os contos fossem excelentes, mas achei o conjunto bastante bom. O conto qu ...more
Rita
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma escrita de forma absolutamente exemplar e surpreendente, e um imaginário muitas vezes arrebatador. Pena não atravessar de igual modo todos os contos.
Nuno Simões
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
entre o excelente, o bom e o sofrível. 3,5.
Ian
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Géza Csáth (the pen name of József Brenner) was a Hungarian writer, musician, music critic and physician working with the mentally ill who lived from 1887 to 1919. Csáth’s tragic personal history has often been recounted. While in his teens, and showing great promise as a writer and musician (to the point that his father wanted him to become a professional violinist), he chose instead to pursue a career in medicine and graduated with his degree in 1909. His main interest was in the effect of nar ...more
Tormund
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitabı büyük bir merakla aldım ve okudum. Aradığımı tamamen bulamasam da iyi bir öykü kitabı diyebilirim eser için. Macar Edebiyatından okuduğum ilk eser oldu ayrıca. Kitabın yazarı oldukça enteresan bir kişilik. Afyon bağımlılığı yüzünden ordudan atılıyor ve tedaviye alınıyor. Hastaneden kaçarak karısını öldürüyor ve intihar ediyor fakat ölmüyor. Yine yakalanıp tedaviye alınıyor.Buradan da kaçıp yakalanınca tekrar intihar edip en sonunda ölmeyi başarıyor. Yazarın hayatı yazdığı öykülerden bile ...more
flipside_hush?
Mar 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: always-thumbed
saw it in a 2nd-hand bookstore... it was love at first sight... yup, the illustrations was the clincher... and the words just kept me coming back for more...
Jakub
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ona je to vysoce esenciální otázka: není lepší než sto let všemožně mírnit utrpení bytí, raději deset let věnovat opiu, aspoň chvíli žít pro žití, a pak „složit hlavu na ledový polštář věčného zániku?“

Nevím, nemám odvahu k rozhodnutí. Géza Csáth (1887-1919) ji měl. A tak může Jan M. Heller ve výborně doplňujícím doslovu psát, že „Csáthovy snové, halucinační a alkoholické vize nejsou lacině eskapické, ale ukazují směrem kupředu, tam, kam nelze dohlédnout omezenou perspektivou bezútěšné existence
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Kaya Tokmakçıoğlu
Çöküşün, dekadansın yazarı Géza Csáth. "Varoluşsal" sorunlardan ötürü insan katlini yüceltecek derecede alçalabiliyor; toplumsal arka planı da vermediği için Nietzschevari hezeyanlarla debelenen anti-kahramanların öykülerini yazıyor. Oysa ki çözülen Avusturya-Macaristan İmparatorluğu'nun mükemmel bir betimlemesini yapan Miklós Bánffy gibi nice Macar yazarı o dönem yazıyor, çıkış bulamamalarına karşın çözüm aramaya devam ediyorlar.
Bununla birlikte, Macarca özgün dilinden çevrilmesine ve gen
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Francisca Pageo
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hay autores que dejan huella no sólo aportando su visión, sino también a causa del halo de maldición que arrastra su vida y su trabajo. Entre estos autores figura József Brenner, un nombre a priori desconocido pues publicó su obra bajo un pseudónimo, Géza Csáth. En este libro de relatos llamado Cuentos que acaban mal, que edita El Nadir, Csáth nos cuenta de primera mano el gozo negado y la muerte. Esos serán los temas principales de estos cuentos que no, no acabarán bien pero que sí nos harán es ...more
Ivana
Very dark. Very depressive. Very truthful. Raw writing.

If you're prone to depression, don't read Geza Csath, because it will only get worse.

Don't read before sleep, either.
Eric Cecil
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: me
Some of these tales are nearly fabulist in their nature, and some are queasy and disturbing, especially in light of the author's troubled personal life. I don't know that I'd recommend this to everyone, but I'm surprised at Csath's lack of popularity today.
Núria
Estaba escrito que, con un título como ‘Cuentos que acaban mal’, servidora tenía que acabar leyendo este libro tarde o temprano. Ciertamente el libro da lo que este título promete; se trata de cuentos breves y oscuros, sobre temas como el mal, la muerte, la crueldad, el sufrimiento. A veces me da la sensación que este húngaro es una especie de mezcla entre Edgar Allan Poe y Franz Kafka. Sus cuentos siempre son angustiantes y en ocasiones terroríficos. Y se nota que Géza Csáth sabe de lo que habl ...more
Pečivo
Apr 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: svíčková
Čarodějova zahrada je sbírka povídek. Kdybych si toho všiml, než jsem započal čtení, tak si to dám na hajzl, protože se povídky a poezie čtou nejlíp na hajzlu. Proto tedy už tady jedna hvězda dolu. Na tohle měl Csáth myslet.

Sbírka má slušně našlápnuto - maďarský povídky z počátku 20. století obsahují témata jako matkovražda, psychický poruchy, týrání zvířat, totální zmagoření, drogy a tak dále pana krále a jako bonus spáchal autor někdy okolo svých 30 let sebevraždu, potom co před zr
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Erica Harmon
Jeez. Murder, suicide and opium were the major plot points of Csath's life. His stories blended fairy tale, dreamscapes, and horror, which makes a certain sense. I was curious to learn in the intro that these stories comprise most of his short life's literary work. As a collection, they weren't particularly cohesive, but the unexpected switch of tone wasn't entirely unwelcome. I sort of enjoyed feeling like they were written during short, frantic, lucid moments in between trying to pass as a com ...more
xiny
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, cuentos
Me compré este libro después de leer "La pequeña Emma", que me pareció bestial, pero la verdad que el resto me han decepcionado bastante. Alguno se salva ("Matricidio", por ejemplo), pero el resto los encuentro muy incompletos. O por tema, o por argumento, o por el final, pues la mayoría de las veces deja de narrar y hace un último párrafo que parece una anotación.
John
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
world-class short fiction set in buda and pest in the turn of the last century.
Petabyte
Sep 13, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
Too weird to finish right now. Shelving it and coming back to this book later in the year.
Side Real Press
Aug 06, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review was previously posted on the Side Real Press website in 2013.

Re-reading the review reminds me of how much I hated and despised this book. I am not often upset by literature but really this is (almost) the most horrible upsetting book I've ever read. Now read on...

On the face of it Géza Csáth (1887-1919) appears to be represent the decadent stereotypical fantasy of a bright life wasted by drugs and insanity.

Originally intending to become a composer he instea
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Tadzio
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un piccolo Poe mitteleuropeo

Una breve galleria di racconti cupi e inquietanti, su cui, a dispetto del titolo, spiccano quelli più asciutti e lucidi, quali Il pozzo e La piccola Emma.

Ho apprezzato la descrizione diretta delle pulsioni di eros e di morte che agitano gli enfants terribles protagonisti di molte novelle - a questo proposito, se la violenza su persone e animali vi turba, evitate: spira un acuto sentore di arancia meccanica da queste pagine.

A conti fatti,
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Julia
Feb 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Zbiór opowiadań dosyć słabo napisane, przestarzałe i strasznie seksistowskie. Głównie o doświadczeniach dorastania, odkrywania seksualności itp i to jest do przyjęcia, ale często mówi o przemocy w stosunku do kobiet, co byłabym w stanie zaakceptować, gdyby nie powtarzający się temat - facet starał się o babkę, ta nie chciała, ale jak ją pobił, to już była jego, już był seks, i była tylko jego. Zresztą widać, że facet miał problemy z agresją, nawet poprzez jego teksty. Nie przeczytałam całości, a ...more
Recep Ilkbahar
Sadizmin, bastırılmış cinsel dürtülerin, güçlü duygu geçişlerinin basit bir dille anlatıldığı, yazarın çok yönlü karakteriyle beslenen yirmi iki hikayenin bulunduğu vasat üstü bir kitaptı. Yazarın etkileyici, travmalarla dolu hayatı beklentilerimi oldukça artırmıştı. Belki de bu sebeple birkaç hikaye dışında potansiyeline ulaşamayan bir kitap oldu benim için. Bunda özensiz çevirinin ne kadar etkisi var bilemiyorum; fakat karşılaştığım bir iki örnek, çevirmene olan güvenimi tamamen zedeledi.

"Fak
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Demet
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yazarın sıra dışı hayatını göz ardı ederek okumaya çalışsam da son iki hikayesi bana bile pes dedirtti. Tamamen işkence ve vahşetten beslenen bu iki hikayeyi sağlıklı bir bireyin okumak isteyeceğinden emin değilim. İlk başlarda yer alanlar ise hiçbir yere koyamayacağınız, zaman ve mekandan müstesna hikayeler... Beni huzursuz eden bu hikayelerin yazarı, merak edip peşine takılacağım türden değil.
Maurizio Manco
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"A certe cose non si può rimediare. Anzi, a nulla si può rimediare. Ogni passo che facciamo in realtà serve soltanto ad accelerare la nostra distruzione, sollecitando al tempo stesso anche quella degli altri." (Sogno dimenticato, p. 112)
Stephen Varcoe
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disturbing to say the very least.
Lazarus-II
3.5/5 or 7/1o
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Géza Csáth (born József Brenner; February 13, 1887 – September 11, 1919), was a Hungarian writer, playwright, musician, music critic, psychiatrist and physician.
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“Suddenly I was struck by the heavy fragrance of flowers. On the other side there was a garden about the size of a small room, a plot of ground raised by fill to the height of our belts. And full of flowers. A special, luxuriant flora. Long stemmed, with horn-shaped flowers whose petals were like black velvet. In one corner, a bush like a lily, arrayed with giant white blossoms like goblets. And scattered through that garden, thin-stemmed plants with white flowers marked by a single pink petal. It seemed that these gave off an exotic sweetness that cloyed and choked. In the midst of it all a bunch of fat crimson flowers lay tumbled, their silky, fleshy blossoms dipping down among the long stems of furious green grasses. This small, magical plot seemed a kaleidoscope. Just in front of my eyes purple irises bloomed up. A myriad fragrances mingled in its dazzling scent, and every hue of the rainbow glowed from those flowers.” 2 likes
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