Peace and conflict

Slow, round-shaped seals are hiding between the pages of library books, like fossils between rock layers, witnesses to the prosperity and transformation of remote, exotic and unlikely geologic eras. This copy has been revealed and shared with our readers by Dániel Kálmán.

Library of the Prison and House of Detention of Nagyfa

Library of the Work Therapy Anti-Alcohol Institution

Library of the National Institution of Enforcement of Sanctions, Nagyfa

“…The barons, having suddenly realized that the Middle Ages is nearing to its end, made huge efforts to revitalize the ancient feudal pleasures of looting, massacring and pillaging…”

“…but those who visited the presentation of “Henry VI” or “Richard III”, must have left the theater with a grim face. The gloomy impression of the 15th century…”

“…England was the only European country – if we can call it European at all – where feudalism has never been institutionally liquidated…”

“…the crisis accompanies in continually renewing cycles the prolonged labor-pains of the English capitalist system in birth… [sic!]”

1983: “Suspect P. G. received a police warning since he implemented the crime of library incitement by adding various comments to the books of M. Károlyi, “Together in the exile, together in the revolution” and L. Gyurkó’s biography of János Kádár [1982, the first man of the Communist Party of Hungary], furthermore by underlining or striking through certain sentences or providing them with exclamation marks. With his additions he has questioned the factuality of the narrations of the persons presented in them, the authenticity of their stories, and their activity set out in the interest of the Socialist social order.” (“Börtönviszonyok a pártállamban” [Prison conditions during the party state], Magyar Hírlap, 2 May 2010)

Duplicate. Inventoried. To be sold.