György (George) Konrád (born April 2, 1933) is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom. more »
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''I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.''George Konrád (b. 1933), Hungarian writer, politician. Sunday Correspondent (London, April 15, 1990).
You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another ...George Konrád (b. 1933), Hungarian writer, politician. Sunday Correspondent (London, April 1990). On surviving as a writer in Communist Hungary.