Hungarian interview - George Faludy

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - George Faludy, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - George Faludy
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - George Faludy, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.27
Subject Faludy, George
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description George Faludy explains why he left his home in Hungary, and shares his memories of the 1956 Revolution. At different points in his life, Mr. Faludy lived in Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Malta, and Canada. . Mr. Faludy explains why he chose to make his home in Canada. He also talks about how he has earned his living, as a poet, writer, and translator. When he moved to Canada he was offered a professorship at the University of Toronto, and wrote a book on Erasmus. He worked as a free lance writer and lecturer at different universities. The first contacts Mr. Faludy made in the Canadian literary world were through George Jonas, another Hungarian-Canadian, who also translated his first poems. Mr. Faludy chose to make Toronto his home because it offered freedom, security, and for political and financial reasons. He compares education and work in both Canada and Hungary.
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