Cold Days

by Tibor Cseres | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingcontowing of Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on 7/13/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcontowing from Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, July 13, 2017
I bought this book when I visited Budapest 5 years ago, but only now did I finally decide to get to it.
And a good timing it was, it seems, because it already has a chosen destination :)

From the back cover:
Tibor Cseres (1915-1993) published his novel Cold Days in 1964. It was the first of a series of works that made him well known in Hungary, and its title has become a by-word for all that is bad, savage, senseless, brutal, and that carries within it the seeds of reprisal.
Cold Days is the disturbing story of the three freezing days in January 1942 when the Hungarian army conducted a 'clean-up' operation in the town of Ujvidek (Novi Sad) in Yugoslavia, ostensibly to get rid of partisans; those massacred were, however, in fact innocent civilians.

An interesting enough book, even if I didn't particularly enjoy reading it at this point. What I liked the most is the way it shows, once more, how sometimes it is ordinary people, following ordinary orders and doing ordinary things, mixed with fear and incomprehension, that suddenly makes things tumble out of control.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcontowing at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (7/14/2017 UTC) at Lisboa (city), Lisboa (distrito) Portugal

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Going out as a "Authors from unusual countries sweepstake" prize.
I hope it is unusual enough (it was my first hungarian writer by the way) and that it may be appreciated by the lucky winner.
Have fun!

Journal Entry 3 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, August 21, 2017
Ohhh..... I think I must be the 'pretend' winner. What a great book, definitely something I could not find in New Zealand. Thank you for sending this to me.

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