Resources

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Literature:

  • 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)
Sunshine (1999)
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)
Underworld  (2009)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Red Sparrow (2018)

See: Film Destination Budapest


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:


Migration, Expatriation, Cultural Displacement (Americans Abroad):


 

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