www.pragaitukor.com - Prágai Tükör

2011/2 resumé

Summary

 

This year’s second issue of the Prágai Tükör magazine brings in it’s section named Hungarian fates west of Moravia an interview with the new director of the Hungarian cultural center in Prague. Robert Kiss Szemán has already been in this position back in the years 2000-2005. In the interview he speaks not only of his experience in Czech Republic but also of his new plans for the upcoiming five year period. As an experienced expert on Czech and Slovak culture and society he also talks about many of their current problems and offers very interesting observations about life in Hugary and in the Czech Republic. He also reminesces about his childhood and youth as a student in Budapest. He considers his main future goal to be the strengthening of the central european identity.

In the section Hungarians in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia we publish another part from the upcoming book on the Ady Endre student club in Prague, written by Tihamér Lacza, a renown hungarian publicist located in Slovakia.

The section named Bookshelf brings us another chapter of Klára Truchlá’s series about rare Hungarian books and documents in Prague’s Klementinum library.

Hungarian history from the 18th century is the topic of the next section entitled Hindsight. The author of the article is Professor István H. Tóth. The focus of the article is mainly on the enlightment era.

The section Hungarians and Czechs - the past and the present speaks of the visit of the Hungarian president Pal Schmitt in the Czech Repulic.

The section entitled From Prague to Bucharest informs about the new Hungarian constitution.

The section Film, theatre and television informs about the international film festival in Karlovy Vary.

Modern Hungarian literature is represented by the author Gábor Németh. The article and the translation are both written by Alžběta Vaculíková.

Czech literature is represented in the magazine by a short story written by Arnošt Lustig. Translation is by renown translator Margit Zádor.

The appendix Tükörkép brings an article and a piture report from a cultural afternoon entitled Consonance and also about a carnival in the Hungarian club in Ostrava and last but not least a part of family stories by Tatiana Poljaková.

A traditional part of the appendix is the section containing materials for children.