Lidia Amejko in Budapest

Literature

Literary evening and reading with Lidia Amejko and book presentation: The Lives of the Project-Housing Saints

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 6:00 pm

Polish Institute

1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 15.

Photo: Danae Ribibitsch

Lidia Amejko's book is a series of responses to the question: How is one to explain the chronic inactivity of the residents of big city apartment blocks? The ones from the sleepy project-housing districts are particularly idle - drunks tied to their local corner stores, housewives glued to their windows and televisions, pensioners cut off from the working rhythm of life. It may be easy to get a handle on their daily rituals, but it is much harder to guess what is going on in their souls. To figure out what issues they discuss, how they perceive their existences or their role in God's grand scheme - if they've been assigned one at all. In forcing them to take action, that is, to consider their own predicaments, the writer draws philosophical meaning from their apparent torpor.

Moderator: Lajos Pálfalvi