HUNGARY: Writer's Sentence

With a reputation extending beyond his native land, Novelist Tibor Dery, ailing and aged at 64. is far and away the most famed writer in Hungary today. In his best-known book, The Unfound Phrase, Dery expounded his own political philosophy in the fictional terms of a wealthy Budapest lawyer who turned to Communism as his nation's only hope. Too incendiary for publication in the days of the prewar Horthy fascist dictatorship, it was circulated widely in manuscript before going to press ten years later in 1946.

In later years, though still a Communist, Dery turned the power of his pen...

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