My Happy Days in Hell, Paperback


"My Happy Days in Hell (1962)" is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression.

Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum.

When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa, then on to America, where he volunteers for military service.

Missing his homeland and determined to do the right thing, he returns - only to be imprisoned, tortured, and slowly starved, eventually becoming one of only twenty-one survivors of his camp.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780141193205



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