POLITICAL ART: Samizdat Book Covers (19821988)

Petri, György: Eternal Monday (Örök hétfő)
AB Independent Press, 1982 (79[3] pp.)
Number of copies: 940, Technique: silk-screen, Size: A5
Back cover: typewriter graphic
Cover page design by György Petri
The first printed Hungarian samizdat





Méray, Tibor: Why Did They Have to Die?
(Miért kellett meghalniuk?)

Notes to the trial of Imre Nagy
AB Independent Press, 1982 (7 [2] pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil, Size: A4
Based on "Changes in Hungary", Integration, Vienna, 1979






Shöpflin, György: The Situation of Hungarians in Transylvania
(A magyarok helyzete Romániában)
AB Independent Press, 1982 (32 pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil, Size: A4
Based on Minority Rights Group, Report No. 37, London, 1977








Hajas, Tibor: Sidpa Bardo


In memoriam Tibor Hajas
Snob International, Tamás Pap - László Rajk Š, 1983 (27 pp.)
Number of copies: 500, Technique: silk-screen, Size: A4
Illustrations by Júlia Szaniszló, Cover photo by János Vetô







Gombrowicz, Witold: Diary - Detail (Napló - részletek)


AB Independent Press, 1983 (20 pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil , Size: A4








Newsletter of the Hungarian Writers Association (A Magyar Írók Szövetségének Jegyzőkönyve)


Minutes of the Writers Association the general assembly, 28 December 1956.
AB Independent Press, 1983 (38 pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil , Size: A4






Introduction to Politics Tamás, Gáspár Miklós: The Eye and the Hand (A szem és a kéz)


AB Independent Press, 1983 (73 [2] pp.)
A Number of copies: 1200, Technique: silk-screen , Size: A5









Szász, Béla: In the Absence of All Compulsion I-II. (Minden kényszer nélkül)

"Hungarian October" Budapest, 1984 (1-166, 167-347 pp.)
Reprint text: Újváry "Griff" Verlag, München, 1981
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: silk-screen, Size: A6
német kiadás: Vincent Savarius: "Freiwillige für den Galgen"
Verlag für Wissenschaft und Politik, Köln 1963
English edition: Vincent Savarius: "Volunteers for the Gallows", W.W. Norton, New York, 1968





Radom - URSUS: 1976
Hunger-riot in Poland’, Uprisings of Oppressed Labourers in East Europe, No. 3.
AB Independent Press, 1983 (16 [3] pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil, Size: A4







Havel, Václav: Audencia

ABC Independent Press, 1985 (18 pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: stencil, Size: A6
Translated by Ignác Ábrahám Károly








Dalos, György: 1985
AB Independent Press, 1985 (43 pp.)

Number of copies: 1000, Technique: silk-screen, Size: A3
The cover design of the new edition was modelled on the original samizdat issue 
(Új Géniusz Kiadó, Budapest 1990)







Eörsi, István: The Right to the Last Word (Az utolsó szó jogán)
AB Independent Press, 1985 (93 pp.)
Number of copies: 1000, Technique: two colour print, Size: A5
First edition: István Eörsi: Die Stimme seines Herrn
Verlag LCB, Berlin 1984








Haraszti, Miklós: The Aesthetics of Censorship (A cenzúra esztétikája)

AB Independent Press, 1986 (87 pp.)
Number of copies: 1200, Technique: two colour print, Size: A5
The cover design of the new edition was modelled on the original samizdat issue (Magvetô Kiadó, Budapest 1991)
First edition: Miklós Haraszti: Die Staatskünstler
Rothbuch Verlag, Berlin 1985
English edition: Miklós Haraszti: The Velvet Prison - Artists Under State Socialism
A New Republic Book, New York 1987





Kundera, Milan: The Joke (Tréfa)
AB Independent Press, 1987 (372 pp.)
Number of copies: 2000, Technique: three colour print, Size: A6
Translated by Péter Rubin
Reprint of the Europa Press 1968 pulped edition
First edition: Milan Kundera: Zert, Ceskoslovensky Spisovatel, Praha, 1967


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