Most of the sixty odd stories in One Minute Stories
really are that
brief: the longest are as much as six pages (of largish print) in length,
but most are just one or two pages long. Weirdly surrealist, some of
them only make sense when placed in the context of communist Hungary,
and their humour is rather wry, sometimes with a real edge to it.
They are fascinating largely because they are so different, however,
and are far too enjoyable to be rationed out as reading material for
"while the soft-boiled egg is boiling", as István Örkeny suggests.
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