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One Minute Stories Book by István Örkény (Farsi)
It is hardly surprising that Hungarians have the reputation of being great survivors. They have been obliged to learn the arts of survival throughout the turbulent history of that little landlocked European country which has experienced more than its fair share of invasion, revolutions and repression. Istvan Orkeny, the author of these wry sketches, saw in his lifetime a bewildering succession of political systems replacing each other, each demanding absolute and unwavering loyalty.
István György Örkény (5 April 1912, Budapest – 24 June 1979, Budapest) was a Hungarian writer whose plays and novels often featured grotesque situations. He was a recipient of the Kossuth Prize in 1973. He was born to a wealthy Jewish family. He graduated from the Piarist Gymnasium in 1930 and enrolled at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he studied chemistry. Two years later, he chose to specialize in pharmacology and received his degree in that subject in 1934. In 1937, he became associated with the journal Szép Szó [hu] and began traveling; to London and Paris, where he held several odd jobs. He returned to Budapest in 1940 and completed his degree in chemical engineering. He published his first book, Ocean Dance, in 1941. In 1942, he was sent to the Russian Front on the Don River. As a Jew, he was placed in a forced-labor unit. There he was captured and detained in a labour camp near Moscow, where he wrote the play Voronesh. In 1946, he returned home to Budapest. After 1949, he worked as a dramaturge at the Youth Theater and, after 1951, as a playwright at the People’s Army Theater. In 1954, he began working as an editor for Szépirodalmi Publishing [hu]. He was prohibited from publishing after the Revolution and worked as a chemical engineer at United Pharmaceuticals until 1963.
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|Persian Title||کتاب قصه های یک دقیقه ای اثر ایشتوان ارکنی|