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Seiobo There Below

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Publisher : New Directions Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780811219679
Pages : 465 pages
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Download Seiobo There Below PDF Full Free by László Krasznahorkai and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-24 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Japanese goddess returns to the mortal realms in search of a glimpse of perfection.


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Seiobo There Below

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Publisher : Profile Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781782831884
Pages : 527 pages
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Download Seiobo There Below PDF Full Free by Laszlo Krasznahorkai and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 527 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize Beauty, in Lszl Krasznahorkai's new novel, reflects, however fleeting, the sacred - even if we are mostly unable to bear it. In Seiobo There Below we see the Japanese goddess Seiobo returning to mortal realms in search of perfection. An ancient Buddha being restored; the Italian renaissance painter Perugino managing his workshop; a Japanese Noh actor rehearsing; a fanatic of Baroque music lecturing to a handful of old villagers; tourists intruding into the rituals of Japan's most sacred shrine; a heron as it gracefully hunts its prey. Told in chapters that sweep us across the world and through time, covering the furthest reaches of human experience, Krasznahorkai demands that we pause and ask ourselves these questions: What is sacred? How do we define beauty? What makes great art endure? Melancholic and mesmerisingly beautiful, this latest novel by the author of Satantango shows us how to glimpse the divine through extraordinary art and human endeavour. Winner of Best Translated Book of the Year Award 2014 Translated by Ottilie Mulzet


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A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East

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ISBN 10 : 9780811234481
Pages : 146 pages
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Download A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East PDF Full Free by László Krasznahorkai and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-08 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quiet, poetic, and exquisitely gorgeous novel describing a wandering mythic figure in a Kyoto monastery, by the National Book Award winner The grandson of Prince Genji lives outside of space and time and wanders the grounds of an old monastery in Kyoto. The monastery, too, is timeless: a place of prayer and deliverance, with barely a trace of any human presence. The wanderer is searching for a garden that has long captivated him: “he continually saw the garden in his mind’s eye without being able to touch its existence.” This exquisitely beautiful novel by National Book Award–winner László Krasznahorkai—perhaps his most serene and poetic work—describes a search for the unobtainable and the riches to be discovered along the way. Despite the difficulties in finding the garden, the reader is closely introduced to the construction processes of the monastery (described in poetic detail) as well as the geological and biological processes of the surrounding area (the underground layers revealed beneath a bed of moss, the travels of cypress-tree seeds on the wind, feral foxes and stray dogs meandering outside the monastery’s walls), making this an unforgettable meditation on nature, life, history, and being.


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Reading Architecture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781315402888
Pages : 210 pages
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Download Reading Architecture PDF Full Free by Angeliki Sioli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-09 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it comes to academic research and educational projects? Why trust authors and writers instead of sociologists or scientists when it comes to planning for the future of cities? This book builds on the existing interdisciplinary bibliography on architecture and literature, but prioritizes literature’s capacity to talk about the lived experience of place and the premise that literary language can often express the inexpressible. It sheds light on the importance of a literary instead of a pictorial imagination for architects and it looks into four contemporary architectural subjects through a wide variety of literary works. Drawing on novels that engage cities from around the world, the book reveals aspects of urban space to which other means of architectural representation are blind. Whether through novels that employ historical buildings or sites interpreted through specific literary methods, it suggests a range of methodologies for contemporary architectural academic research. By exploring the power of narrative language in conveying the experience of lived space, it discusses its potential for architectural design and pedagogy. Questioning the massive architectural production of today’s globalized capital-driven world, it turns to literature for ways to understand, resist or suggest alternative paths for architectural practice. Despite literature’s fictional character, the essays of this volume reveal true dimensions of and for places beyond their historical, social and political reality; dimensions of utmost importance for architects, urban planners, historians and theoreticians nowadays.


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Organic Cinema

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Publisher : Berghahn Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781785335679
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Organic Cinema PDF Full Free by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “organic” is by now a venerable concept within aesthetics, architecture, and art history, but what might such a term mean within the spatialities and temporalities of film? By way of an answer, this concise and innovative study locates organicity in the work of Béla Tarr, the renowned Hungarian filmmaker and pioneer of the “slow cinema” movement. Through a wholly original analysis of the long take and other signature features of Tarr’s work, author Thorsten Botz-Bornstein establishes compelling links between the seemingly remote spheres of film and architecture, revealing shared organic principles that emphasize the transcendence of boundaries.


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War and War

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Publisher : Tuskar Rock Press
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ISBN 10 : 1781256233
Pages : 288 pages
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Download War and War PDF Full Free by László Krasznahorkai and published by Tuskar Rock Press. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize War & War begins at a point of danger: on a dark train platform Korim is on the verge of being attacked and robbed by thuggish teenagers. From here, we are carried along by the insistent voice of this nervous clerk. Desperate, at times almost mad, but also keenly empathic, Korim has discovered in a small Hungarian town's archives an antique manuscript of startling beauty: it narrates the epic tale of brothers-in-arms struggling to return home from a disastrous war.Korim is determined to do away with himself, but before he commits suicide, he feels he must escape to New York with the precious manuscript and commit it to eternity by typing it all out onto the world wide web. Following Korim with obsessive realism through the streets of New York (from his landing in a Bowery flophouse to his move far uptown with a mad interpreter), War and War relates his encounters with a fascinating range of people in a world torn between viciousness and mysterious beauty.Following the eight chapters of War & War is a short 'prequel acting as a sequel', 'Isaiah', which brings us to a dark bar, years before in Hungary, where Korim rants against the world and threatens suicide. Written like nothing else (turning single sentences into chapters), War & War affirms W. G. Sebald's comment that Krasznahorkai's prose far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing.


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Reproducing Images and Texts / La reproduction des images et des textes

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004468337
Pages : 426 pages
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Download Reproducing Images and Texts / La reproduction des images et des textes PDF Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-12-13 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores how reproduction and reproducibility impact artistic and literary creation while also examining the ways in which reproducibility impacts our practices and disciplines. Ce volume explore l’impact de la reproduction et de la reproductibilité sur la création artistique et littéraire, mais aussi l’impact de la reproductibilité sur nos pratiques et sur nos disciplines.


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Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781442276208
Pages : 586 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater PDF Full Free by Fran Mason and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-12-12 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.


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Metamorphism

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Publisher : Birkhäuser
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ISBN 10 : 9783035608069
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Metamorphism PDF Full Free by Ákos Moravánszky and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2017-11-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper (1803–1879) made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this concept he intended to explain how a structural form originally bound to a method of processing is transferred from one material to another, liberated from its original function. For the first time, the book investigates the subject from a historic point of view whilst reflecting on current interdisciplinary research. Examples from Aalto to Zumthor illustrate the specific aspects of historic and contemporary material concepts.


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Worlds of Hungarian Writing

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ISBN 10 : 9781611478419
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Worlds of Hungarian Writing PDF Full Free by András Kiséry and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Worlds of Hungarian Writing responds to the rapidly growing interest in Hungarian authors throughout the English-speaking world. Addressing an international audience, the essays in the collection highlight the intercultural contexts that have molded the conventions, genres and institutions of Hungarian writing from the nineteenth century to the present. They are mapping some of the ways in which a modern literature is produced by encounters with languages, cultures, and media external to its traditionally conceived boundaries. But rather than viewing intercultural exchange as an external force, the collection recognizes its enabling importance to the globalizing reception and circulation of Hungarian writing over the continuities and constraints implied by more traditional national narratives. Worlds of Hungarian Writing posits intercultural exchange as the very substance of a literary culture.Discussions of the politics of appropriation and translation, of the impact of émigré writers and critics, and of the use of world-literary models in genre-formation complement studies of the fate of western leftist critical theory in post-1989 Hungary, of the role of African-American models in contemporary Roma culture, and of the use of photography in late 20th-century prose. The volume spans a wide generic range, from the achievements of such canonical 19th-century critics and poets as József Bajza and János Arany, to neglected women authors-translators such as Theresa Pulszky, to modernist writers and critics like Antal Szerb and György Lukács, and to the contemporary novelists Péter Esterházy, Péter Nádas, and László Krasznahorkai. Each essay is an original contribution to comparative literature and to the study of this Central-European literature, but is intended to be accessible to readers unfamiliar with its traditions.


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The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780231518505
Pages : 498 pages
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Download The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction PDF Full Free by M.A. Orthofer and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A user-friendly reference for English-language readers who are eager to explore contemporary fiction from around the world. Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge Chinese works to Latin American narco-fiction and award-winning French novels. The book's critical selection of titles defines the arc of a country's literary development. Entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors. Compiled by M. A. Orthofer, an avid book reviewer and the founder of the literary review site the Complete Review, this reference is perfect for readers who wish to expand their reading choices and knowledge of contemporary world fiction. “A bird's-eye view of titles and authors from everywhere―a book overfull with reminders of why we love to read international fiction. Keep it close by.”—Robert Con Davis-Udiano, executive director, World Literature Today “M. A. Orthofer has done more to bring literature in translation to America than perhaps any other individual. [This book] will introduce more new worlds to you than any other book on the market.”—Tyler Cowen, George Mason University “A relaxed, riverine guide through the main currents of international writing, with sections for more than a hundred countries on six continents.”—Karan Mahajan, Page-Turner blog, The New Yorker


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Spaces in Translation

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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780812246742
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Spaces in Translation PDF Full Free by Christian Tagsold and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2017-09-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Spaces in Translation, Christian Tagsold explores Japanese gardens in the West and ponders their history, the reasons for their popularity, and their connections to geopolitical events. He concludes that a process of cultural translation between Japanese and Western experts created an idea of the Orient and its distinction from the West.


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Chasing Homer

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Publisher : New Directions Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9780811227988
Pages : 96 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (279 downloads)

Download Chasing Homer PDF Full Free by László Krasznahorkai and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A classic escape nightmare, Chasing Homer is sped on not only by Krasznahorkai’s signature velocity, but also by a unique musical score and intense illustrations In this thrilling chase narrative, a hunted being escapes certain death at breakneck speed—careening through Europe, heading blindly South. Faster and faster, escaping the assassins, our protagonist flies forward, blending into crowds, adjusting to terrains, hopping on and off ferries, always desperately trying to stay a step ahead of certain death: the past did not exist, only what was current existed—a prisoner of the instant, rushing into this instant, an instant that had no continuation … Krasznahorkai—celebrated for the exhilarating energy of his prose—outdoes himself in Chasing Homer. And this unique collaboration boasts beautiful full-color paintings by Max Neumann and—reaching out of the book proper—the wildly percussive music of Szilveszter Miklós scored for each chapter (to be accessed by the reader via QR codes).


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Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

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Publisher : Serpent's Tail
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ISBN 10 : 9781782833741
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Download Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming PDF Full Free by Laszlo Krasznahorkai and published by Serpent's Tail. This book was released on 2019-11-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists.' Paris Review Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of László Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career. Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town. 'I've said a thousand times that I always wanted to write just one book. Now, with this novel, I can prove that I really wrote just one book in my life. This is the book - Satantango, Melancholy, War & War, and Baron. This is my one book.' László Krasnahorkai


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Satantango

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ISBN 10 : 9781788166362
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Download Satantango PDF Full Free by Laszlo Krasznahorkai and published by Serpent's Tail. This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Translated by George Szirtes From the winner of the Man Booker International Prize In the darkening embers of a Communist utopia, life in a desolate Hungarian town has come to a virtual standstill. Flies buzz, spiders weave, water drips and animals root desultorily in the barnyard of a collective farm. But when the charismatic Irimias - long-thought dead - returns, the villagers fall under his spell. Irimias sets about swindling the villagers out of a fortune that might allow them to escape the emptiness and futility of their existence. He soon attains a messianic aura as he plays on the fears of the townsfolk and a series of increasingly brutal events unfold.


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Distant Mandate

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Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN 10 : 9780374716141
Pages : 112 pages
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Download Distant Mandate PDF Full Free by Ange Mlinko and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2017-07-11 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Distant Mandate, Ange Mlinko moves between the tormented southern landscape, with its alternately arid and flooded scrublands, and the imaginative landscapes of Western art. Guided by her spiritual forbears—Orpheus, Mallarmé, Pound, Yeats, and others—Mlinko deftly places herself within the tradition of the poet in protest against the obduracy of the real. Mlinko takes the title from a piece by Laszló Krasznahorkai on the unknowable origins of the Alhambra, the monument “for the sight of which there is only a distant mandate . . . [one] can see, in any event, the moment of creation of the world, of course all the while understanding nothing of it.” This distant mandate, also the “bitter ideal” of Mallarmé, is the foundation upon which all works of art are composed—the torment of eros and the intimation of war. Myth is central to these poems; some are based on the story Cupid and Psyche, others serve as odes to Aphrodite or as explorations of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. In Distant Mandate, Mlinko has given us a shimmering and vibrant collection, one that shows us not only how literature imagines itself through life but also how life reimagines itself through literature.


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Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary

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ISBN 10 : 9781787010659
Pages : 625 pages
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Download Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary PDF Full Free by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2017-07-01 with total page 625 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle sinuous Art Nouveau architecture in Budapest, take a cruise along the blue Danube, or see the dust fly at a cowboy show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hungary and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Budapest & Hungary Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, painting, folk art, music, literature, etiquette, religion, landscapes, wildlife, wine, cuisine, and more. Useful features - including First Time Hungary, Eat & Drink Like a Local and Month by Month (annual festival calendar) Coverage of Budapest, the Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, Szeged, Pecs, Sopron, Southern Transdanubia, the Great Plain, Western Transdanubia, Eger, Northern Uplands, Szentendre, Visegrad, Villany, and more. eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary, our most comprehensive guide to Hungary, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.