Washington, DC – The “Hungarian Review”, the English-language affiliate of the bi-monthly journal Magyar Szemle, edited by Gyula Kodolányi and John O`Sullivan, has published its fourth 2014 issue.
This issue addresses several topics of the recent political agenda both inside and outside Hungary. Three articles deal with current affairs, they are written by George Schöpflin: Hungarian Elections and After, Péter Ákos Bod: Whither Hungarian Mittelstand? and Gerald Frost: Soft Power: Unreliable, Difficult to Manage– and Massively Over-Sold
Three other articles in the Histories section are written by Norman Doidge: Sex on the Brain – What Brain Plasticity Teaches About Internet Porn, Gyula Kodolány: 19 March 1944 – A Mosaic Selected from Diaries, Memoirs and Histories and Igor Pomerantsev: Czernowitz – Reminiscences of a Drowned Man.
The Essays section also contains three articles. They are written by László Végel: Minority Elegy, Nicholas T. Parsons: CC: Climate Change and Donald Wesling: Watershed Consciousness –The Danube: A Journey Upriver.
The Arts and Letters sections has articles by John Ridland: Three Poems for Peter Meller (1923–2008), Ferenc Bónis: Zoltán Kodály and Universal Editions – A Double Portrait Emerging from Letters and János Eisler: From Caravaggio to Canaletto – and Art Collecting in Hungary.
On the cover: Caravaggio, Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, 1607–1610. Detail. Oil on canvas, 91,5 x 106,7, National Gallery, London. All picture plates to János Eisler’s article are published by courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Currently, twenty-one issues of the Hungarian Review (from 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014) can be ordered from Amazon.com; or directly from the publisher at http://www.hungarianreview.com; or by calling the Coalition office in Washington.