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By Stephen Vizinczey

"A cool, comedian survey of the sexual schooling of a tender Hungarian, from his first stumble upon, as a twelve-year-old refugee with the yankee forces, to his unsatisfactory liaison with a reporter's spouse in Canada on the belated finish of his formative years, while he was once twenty-three . . . elegantly erotic, with lots of that indefinable caliber, kind . . . this has the true stuff of immortality."—B. A. younger, Punch

"A excitement. Vizinczey writes of girls superbly, with sympathy, tact and pleasure, and he writes approximately intercourse with extra lucidity and beauty than such a lot writers ever acquire."—Larry McMurtry, Houston Post

"Like James Joyce, who was once as faraway from being a author of erotica as Dostoevsky, Vizinczey has a clean message to bring: existence isn't approximately intercourse, intercourse is set life."—John Podhoretz, Washington Times

"The gracefully written tale of a tender guy starting to be up between older girls . . . even though a few passages may possibly arouse the reader, this novel brims with what the courts have termed "redeeming literary merit."—Clarence Petersen, Chicago Tribune

"A humorous novel approximately intercourse, or quite (which is rarer) a singular that's humorous in addition to touching approximately intercourse . . . based, detailed and melodious—has sort, presence and individuality."—Isabel Quigly, Sunday Telegraph

"The scrumptious adventures of a tender Casanova who appreciates adulthood whereas buying it himself. In flip naive, subtle, conceited, disarming, the narrator woos his ladies and his story wins the reader."—Polly Devlin, Vogue

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This used to be an important social occasion of the 12 months for Budapest's theatre and picture group, and it used to draw the most important crowd of beautiful ladies i have ever visible in a single position. the scholars from the school of Theatre and movie Arts have been additionally invited to mingle with the nice, and that i succeeded in passing for one in all them by means of entering into with a gaggle of my buddies. the massive lobby with its marble columns, bronze statues and crystal chandeliers served because the ballroom for the orchestra and dancers; the checkrooms have been became bars and buffets; and the darkened balconies served as quick boudoirs in the event you desired to withdraw from the gang. It wasn't in any respect like our get-togethers on the college, and that i used to be desirous to take part, yet I had no success. i used to be nonetheless with out a associate while Madame Hilda, an excellent Shakespearean queen, made her astounding go out. This lesbian famous person used to be a very royal personality, who held every person in utter contempt and had the nerve to teach it, even if the items of her scorn have been of no account or males with energy over existence and loss of life. Her gall was once so enormous that she may perhaps break out with whatever. It was once renowned that she had as soon as snubbed Rákosi (the country's dictator, who had his ministers murdered for far much less severe offenses) and the Soviet ambassador, once they went back-stage to congratulate her after a functionality. Nor did Madame Hilda hassle to hide her robust male force. She used to make passes at ladies extra usually and brazenly than such a lot males. At approximately within the morning, she eventually chosen a few prepared disciples from the ranks of scholar actresses and, patting their behinds together with her enterprise palms, herded them away. in the course of the lobby, lower than the stunning crystal chandeliers, Madame Hilda strode in her dark-green satin dress, prodding her light fees prior to her. probably oblivious to the sidelong glances of Hungary's creative neighborhood, she fastened her eyes and palms at the awkwardly twisting bottoms of her protégees. Madame Hilda used to be well-known for her exits, which rendered those that remained on degree invisible. Her departure from the ball marked a transformation towards a much less formal behaviour. content material with one another started to go away, via ladies with no escorts: the air had develop into too heavy to respire, with no anyone to lean opposed to. followed via the decorous traces of a Schubert waltz, the lads carried the women off to bounce or to the darkish theatre packing containers. Their faces nonetheless wore the stony expression of public idols, yet their eyes have been burning with a smouldering flame, like candles at a Black Mass. on my own during this aphrodisiac surroundings, i may consider not anything yet sympathy for an additional loner -- sympathy and shock, for Mici was once now not a woman one might anticipate to be left with no corporation. donning a white chiffon gown which had scarcely any again or entrance above the waist, she strolled one of the dancers, with an air of peevish boredom. whilst she noticed me, she stretched out her palms with that extravagant gesture of which purely an actress is able.

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