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A revealing, provocative, unchained self-portrait of a citizen of the world, a man in pursuit of the art of love. Here is the life-long journal of a writer, a confidante of Australia's Nobel Laureate, Patrick White, a lover to world famous actresses Zoe Caldwell, Pamela Stevenson (and others), and friend of many artists, politicians, and free spirits throughout the world. This is not an autobiography. It is a raw reckoning... a poetic journal, a journey, a life.

 

671 Pages with full-color cover, bookmarks and page navigation. 
Available in a PDF format for computer, Kindle and other EBook readers.

$17.00 USD

 



 

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It's not quite easy to speak about it in general - it's unique and unrepeatable. And it makes it even more gripping and exciting if "someone likes it hot" - like Julius. But this life wasn't just about pursuing the pleasures; if someone wants to know what it really means and needs to remember where he came from and sometimes how hard it was to keep on living. It's an adventurous life of a world citizen who knows how to live and introduces us to not only many interesting people he met all round the world, but above all we can be witnesses to his romantic love-affairs as well as more serious relationships. Besides the stirring, eventful plot and coherent style there was another thing I have to mention that caught me. I could relive Hungarian history both through an eye of a man who was there when important things happened and could see the events from abroad as well. In other words, it's definitely not a book that one can lay down.
B.Endre'sz, Budapest, Hungary

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Julius Krinski - A Life

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The publishing of an autobiography is often a high-wire act stretched between fact and fiction, massaged and manipulated by both the author and his editor to challenge the belief of a reader. This is not an autobiography—it is a journal, a stream of consciousness noted and recorded by the mind of the recorder for nearly sixty years. There is no fiction involved, only the facts as perceived by the author and so noted. The publishers have attempted to preserve the swirls, snags, and currents of the author's perceptions. Originally written in his native language, Hungarian, Krinski delivered his own translation in English. For all of its awkwardness and beauty, it is an ideal marriage—the writer blending his own words in another language, best suited for poetry. And this is a poem... a journal, a journey, a life.


Another evening at Sheila's. ZoŽ is sitting next to me as usual and she asks me for a date. She tells me up front: "Tomorrow I'll come see you so we can have a night out together." As she is telling me this, several eyes turn toward us. I follow my first impulse to say a flat-out no to her sudden, unexpected invitation. After careful thought, though, I change my mind to a yes.

14. Monday:
I spend the morning reading. By 2 p.m. ZoŽ is standing outside my door. We take her Holden white car to the beach.

Holding hands, we are running up and down the sand. I hurl a flat stone on the water. It bounces three times, then disappears in the water. I am stiff; must loosen up a bit.

Forgive and forget. I pretend to enjoy ZoŽ's Company. She comes home with me. But before we take Mrs. Caldwell, her mother, home from town.

16. Tuesday

I take ZoŽ to dinner. Following that, we are planning to watch a ballet, but learn that yesterday was the last performance. Back home then. I lay her down on the bed.

"You know how to sweep a woman off her feet. Just the kind of lover I need."

I start stripping her of her clothes. "Turn off the lights, darling," she instructs me.

I climb out of my own garments and lie beside her. Her hands are cold, fidgety. She observes: "I don't know what to do with my hands on stage. So awkward!"

"Act naturally and everything will fall into place. Forget about your hands. Gesticulate as much as you want. Raise them to your face! Clasp them in front of you, if need be."

Most people, actors included, have no idea how to use their hands expressively. Legs and feet can normally take care of themselves, but arms and hands are another matter....

17. Thursday:

After yesterday's "love" affair, I am longing for ZoŽ again. It may not be love at its deepest, but something may well be budding....

18. Friday:

I spent the whole day with ZoŽ. She has a soothing effect on my frazzled nerves. Life feels more bearable with her.

25. Friday:

I have dinner with ZoŽ. She doesn't beat around the bush: "Let's go to your room!"

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A revealing, provocative, unchained self-portrait of a citizen of the world, a man in pursuit of the art of love. Here is the life-long journal of a writer, a confidante of Australia's Nobel Laureate, Patrick White, a lover to world famous actresses Zoe Caldwell, Pamela Stevenson (and others), and friend of many artists, politicians, and free spirits throughout the world. This is not an autobiography. It is a raw reckoning... a poetic journal, a journey, a life.

 

671 Pages with full-color cover, bookmarks and page navigation. 
Available in a PDF format for computer, Kindle and other EBook readers.

$17.00 USD

 

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