Hamvas Institute

Interrogated by life:

Conversations with Miklós Szentkuthy

„I pronounce the word love which sounds like some sentimental summer nonsense. For me, however, it is the most profound historical reality and a duty for everyone holding the fate of humanity in their hands. Morality explains the title of the upcoming fourth volume of my Orpheus: Bloody donkey. Bloody wars, homicide, and vengeance characterize world history and the list goes on. This sinful bloodiness astounds, excites, and disquiets me. I am constantly interrogated by it here in the corner of Budagyöngye: how could this be changed as quickly as possible? What to do for the triumph of moral and – I repeat once again – love? A man is speaking here who’s acting and playing while the essence of morality stands behind him.”