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My Happy Days In Hell

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'The knowledge that in a few minutes, when I left the hotel, I would have no home, no bed of my own, no possessions for a long time to come and that I was going towards absolute insecurity - that made me rather happy.' My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa, then on to America, where he volunteers for military service. Missing his homeland and determined to do the right thing, he returns - only to be imprisoned, tortured, and slowly starved, eventually becoming one of only twenty-one survivors of his camp. 'A man whose moral compass in all the great questions of the twentieth century has never deviated from the correct direction, no matter what the cost to himself' Telegraph

Product code: 9780141193205

ISBN 9780141193205
No. Of Pages 528
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS23
Series Penguin Modern Classics
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, the author journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa, then on to America, where he volunteers for military service. Missing his homeland and determined to do the right thing, he returns - only to be imprisoned.