Following the Hungarian revolution in 1956, George Faludy escaped to London, where he wrote his best-known work My Happy Days In Hell. He moved to Toronto in 1967, where he worked as a university professor, and continued writing novels and poetry. After twenty years he moved back to Hungary, where his works were now permitted by the new regime. In 1994 he received the most prestigious award in Hungary, the Kossuth Prize.
Notes from the Rainforest
Notes from the Rainforest is the diary of two months spent in a cabin on Vancouver Island. The diary consists of entries written at night in the silence of the forest. The entries â€“ absorbing, provocative, playful, and profound â€“ range from philosophical aphorisms to acid comments on the state of communism today, the excesses of the American way of life, the characteristics of Canadian culture, and the vagaries of history and human nature.