> Skip to content
Life Is A Dream
About the book
  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141957234
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Life Is A Dream


Formats & editions


Life is a Dream (1931) is Gyula Krudy's magical collection of ten short stories. Creating a world where editors shoot themselves after a hard day's brunching, men attend duels incognito and lovers fall out over salad dressing, Life is a Dream is a comic, nostalgic, romantic and erotic glimpse into the Hungary of the early twentieth century. Focussing on the poor and dispossessed, these tales of love, food, death and sex are ironic and wise about the human condition and the futility of life, and display fully Krudy's wit and mastery of the form.

  • Pub date: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141957234
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Authors

Gyula Krudy

Gyula Krúdy (1878--1933) was born in Nyíregyháza. Publishing his first short story in 1893, he would become one of the most acclaimed figures of twentieth century Hungarian literature. A novelist, short story writer, and journalist, he published more than sixty novels, three thousand short stories, four plays, and more than one thousand newspapers articles. Winner of the Baumgarten Prize in 1930, he died in Budapest in 1933.


Related titles