Contents: Hungarian literature and the West - history as central interest of this literature: historical novel as a great
genre; a poetry rich in music and patriotism with the anxiety of being; a drama born under the fascination of Western playwrights.
This book does not intend to be a descriptive history of Hungarian literature; it hopes to sensitize the reader to those values
which make it unique: its musical quality, «rhapsodic spirit,» its preoccupation with history, the sincere love of the writer
for his country, and the agglutinative nature and rich vocabulary of the language. The essays represent standards of original