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Book Title: Under the Frog: A Black Comedy|
The author of the book: Tibor Fischer
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Edition: The New Press
Date of issue: May 1st 1995
ISBN 13: 9781565841499
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.94 MB
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The Hungarians have an expression for the worst place in the world to be: “Under the frog’s ass down a coal mine.”
Under the Frog, Tibor Fischer’s brilliant recreation of postwar Eastern Europe, was the surprise literary success of London, where it won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is the very witty and very sad account of two young men who survive the chaos of communism as part of a traveling basketball team in pursuit of sex and the avoidance of work.
Exuberant and energetic, Tibor Fischer’s first novel is a fascinating and oblique commentary on everyday life during those dramatic years. Fischer writes with the verve and irreverence of Martin Amis, but the world he recreates is one we know from George Konrad and Milan Kundera.
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Read information about the authorTibor Fischer is a British novelist and short story writer. In 1993 he was selected by the influential literary magazine Granta as one of the 20 best young British writers.
Fischer's parents were Hungarian basketball players, who fled Hungary in 1956. The bloody 1956 revolution, and his father's background, informed Fischer's debut novel Under the Frog, a Rabelaisian yarn about a Hungarian basketball player surviving Communism. The title is derived from a Hungarian saying, that the worst possible place to be is under a frog's arse down a coal mine.
In 2009 Fischer became the Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at City and Guilds of London Art School.
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