My friend once told me that his grandfather had often sat down in the summer kitchen behind the house, with an Arany volume in his hand, and a pencil, which he previously had sharpened with a knife. The old man was almost like he was throwing the pages, but sometimes, he would stop to make some corrections here and there in the poems. He is my hero; the active reader, who is maintaining a life-long friendship with his favorite author, but if he finds it necessary, he is ready to raise his voice and his pencil to make some adjustments. I don’t consider myself to be a Writer, only a mixture of a lot of useful and some less useful things, like a teacher, a jurist and an environmentalist. I hope what I do is entertaining. If not, I hereby ask my readers to make adjustments.
Gyula Gábor Tóth: The lost witch
Are you curious about the story of the lost witch? If you ask the shepherds, they just pull their hats down over their eyes and mumble something under their mustache, or spit towards the east to prevent a curse on their flocks.
Of course, the women are more talkative: “it’s a tragedy!”, cries one. “Far from it - a comedy!”, opposes another. The eyes of the young girls meet and they sigh deeply, “what a love story”, they say with an all-knowing tone, glancing at the well where a young herdboy is just leaving. The sound of the youngest ones is harder to understand: “adventure!”, “action!”, “Pista the hero” (“no, Liza the hero”, the girls say), “everything started with a curse, and the fire, and the water, then lots of magic”. The teacher calms them down, and answers with: “I have no idea”.
This book is the true story of the lost witch. If you don’t believe it, find out for yourself.
Year of publication: 2016
Number of Pages: 232
Size (mm): 190x245
Weight (g): 600