MOMENT OF TRIUMPH by Gyorgy Sebestyen


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There are Angry Young Men all over the world, it seems, these days, but undoubtedly the ones in this novel will command more sympathy than some of their American and English counterparts. The book deals with the first week of the Hungarian Revolution and particularly with Zoltan Borbely; his involvement in the revolt which gives his previously meaningless life direction and faith-and then again despair; his brief and tragically ended love affair with Anna. Though the young men here have a more obvious, overt object to direct their anger against, the same themes run through their personal rebellion that occur in ours; loneliness, irritation (at the least) against the previous generation, the desire for personal fulfillment. Only for a short moment of triumph during the Revolution these individual concerns are held at bay by the desperate unity of fighting. An interesting, sometimes moving, and unsentimental novel.

Pub Date: March 26th, 1958
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace