A Word to the Reader

Please, take into consideration that the discoveries in this book date back to the end of the 1940s, it, however, was published in 1955 only. Those really were hard years in Hungary. The subjects treated in the chapter "Meaning and Polarity" were at that time symptomes of the age.

Maybe the today’s reader will smile at the many exclamation marks, or even double exclamation marks! However, they can be regarded as something touching, as a proof or outburst of the enthusiastic joy of discovery.

Lendvai's literary style belongs to an era untouched by the accelerated technological advancements of the 2nd half of 20th century. He could, therefore, afford the luxury of detailed observations in equally detailed sentences.

Erzsébet Tusa Lendvai