Germany is moving fast from the end of a drama to the beginning of another one. Paris is host to a multitude of foreign artists, businessmen, aristocrats and politicians, while the locals enjoy the pleasant feeling of having won the war. Italy is the scene of Mussolini’s fascism rise to power and England is a decadent empire.
Exquisitely written, full of insights, at some points it reminded me of De Amicis' "Madrid" or Pamuk's "Istanbul". The only issue with this book is that there apparently isn’t an English translation. Read it if you are fluent in Hungarian, French, German, Italian or Spanish.