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Gyrgy (George) Konrd (born April 2, 1933) is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom. He was a dissident under the communist regime.

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You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.

Many people feel empty, a world that seemed so strong just collapsed. Forty years have been wasted on stupid strife for the sake of an unsuccessful experiment. The values gathered together have vanished, the strategies for survival have become ridiculous. And so forty years of our lives have become a story, a bad anecdote. But it may be possible to remember these adventures with a kind of irony.
I believe that it is my job not only to write books but to have them published. A book is like a child. You have to defend the life of a child.