The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul – by Sandor Jaszberenyi (Paperback) Compare



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The Most Beautiful European war correspondent Daniel Marosh battles insomnia and hallucinations while fleeing the emotional ravages of both a lying world and war zones through a dizzying blend of Xanax opium alcohol and prostitutes. By a veteran war correspondent who is among the top-ranked Hungarian fiction writers today it provides a disquieting and yet vital window on an often brutal reality where Middle East-based journalists often do not dare to tread. In Winter in the Promised Land Marosh spends Christmas in a Jerusalem with an Israeli friend a special forces soldier who ensures his kids a happy holiday thanks to a raid in the Gaza Strip. In The Trial Marosh confronts troubling truths when a Kurdish commander in northern Iraq invites him to view the interrogation of an ISIS suspect. In Banana Split Marosh and an American journalist colleague pass a dizzying night with a prostitute in Cairo and the next morning his conscience conjures up a troubling image. But is it real? In Son of a Dog the books longest piece at 16000 words the protagonist spends days in the heart of Cairos City of the Dead in a desperate search for opium and there forms an unlikely bond with a street kid. A powerful story currently under consideration by NewYorker.com In the title piece Marosh moves into a Cairo brothel after the madam comes to his rescue when he is beaten up in a bar by British embassy employees. When you consider the autobiographical element to his work Jászberényi makes Hemingway or Ryszard Kapuściński seem fat and soft wrote the Guardian of the authors previous volume and this applies all the more to The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul⎯in which the hard-boiled perspective of a writer-journalist from the other half of Europe is brought to bear on exploring troubled regions and in the process his own human frailties. The Most Beautiful Night of the Soul