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- Set in Budapest:
Imre: A Memorandum, Edward Prime-Stevenson.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, Julian Rubinstein.
The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova.
Budapest Through my Lens: A Solitary Perspective (photo essays), Steven Spinder.
The Bridge at Andau (nonfiction), James Michener.
Prague: A Novel, Arthur Phillips.
Budapest My Love, Anthony Steyning.
The Invisible Bridge, Julie Orringer.
Love and Treasure, Ayelet Waldman.
Origin, Dan Brown.
Strangers in Budapest. Jessica Keener.
- Imagining Budapest from elsewhere: F. Scott Fitzgerald: “The Majesty”; “The Hotel Child”; “No Harm Trying”; “Rags Martin Jones and the Prince of Wales”; Ernest Hemingway: “The Revolutionist,” “Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and The Sun Also Rises.
Film (US film set in Budapest):
As You Desire Me (1932),
Zoo in Budapest (1933)
The Good Fairy (1935)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Journey (1959)
Music Box (1989)
Before Sunrise (1995)
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Spy Game (2001)
I Spy (2002)
A Kind of America (Hungarian: Valami Amerika, 2002)
Gloomy Sunday (2003)
Van Helsing (2004)
8mm 2 (2005)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Red Sparrow (2018)
Travel Writing (diplomatic communiqués, journalism, memoir, periodicals, blogs):
“Letters” and “German for the Hungarians,” Mark Twain.
“Hungary in 1925,” Jeremiah Smith, Jr.
“Diplomatic Cables” and personal letters, Theodore Brentano.
“American in Budapest,” Phil Done.
“Traveling Seouls: Chronicling adventures of a Korean-American family,” Betty.
“An American in Budapest,” Alex Hoskinson.
Bloggers, Digital Material:
- An American in Budapest
- Black Girl in Budapest
- 5 American habits I lost when I moved to Budapest
- Living in Hungary as an Expat
- Interview with an American Expat in Hungary
- Brief Thoughts on Living in Budapest, Hungary
- Expat Stories: Moving to Budapest as a Digital Nomad
- Pros and Cons of Living in Budapest
- Things No One Tells You About Living In Hungary
- An American Expat in Budapest, Hungary
Migration, Expatriation, Cultural Displacement (Americans Abroad):
- Exile and Creativity: Signposts, Travelers, Outsiders, Backward Glances, edited by Susan Rubin Suleiman.
- Americans Abroad: A Comparative Study of Emigrants from the United States, Dashefsky, Arnold (et al.).
- Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America, Mark Ehrman.
- The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing, edited by Alfred Bendixen, Judith Hamera.
- Leaving America: The New Expatriate Generation, John R. Wennersten.
- Forgiving the Boundaries: Home as Abroad in American Travel Writing, Terry Caesar.
- Writing Home: American Women Abroad, 1830-1920, Mary Suzanne Schriber.
- Travel Writing: The Self and the World, Casey Blanton.
- Travel and Modernist Literature: Sacred and Ethical Journeys, Alexandra Peat.
- “Acculturation and Mental Health,” Applied and Preventive Psychology, Vamsi Koneru, et. al.
- “Cultural Borders and Mental Barriers: The Relationship Between Living Abroad and Creativity” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, William W. Maddux & Adam D. Galinsky
- “The Noise of Multilingualism: Reader Diversity, Linguistic Borders and Literary Multimodality,” Critical Multilingualism Studies, Julia Tidigs & Markus Huss
- “The Effects of Foreign Language Learning on Creativity,” English Language Teaching, Behzad Ghonsooly & Sara Showqi