The Budapest’s Parrot
Born in Budapest in 1933, André Lorant grew up in an upper class family. He escaped the mass murder of Hungarian Jews, and then fled Communism in 1956. He emigrated to France where he became a scholar specializing in Balzac’s novels. He came back for the first time to Budapest in 1997, but felt nothing. Once he comes back from his trip, the old Budapest emerges from him.