Books by Imre Goldstein

PARALLEL STORIES by Péter Nádas
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A pensive, beautifully written tour de force of modern European literature, worthy of shelving alongside Döblin, Pasternak and Mann."
A robust epic of a Mitteleuropa lurching out of totalitarianism into whatever passes for modern society—"not a terrain without perils," as one of the principal characters grimly observes. Read full book review >
FIRE AND KNOWLEDGE by Péter Nádas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A book that enlarges our sense of the moral, political and literary worlds we inhabit."
From Budapest-born Nádas (Love, 2000, etc.), a collection of fiction and essays, spanning roughly 40 years. Read full book review >
LOVE by Péter Nádas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

In this slight 1979 novel by the acclaimed Hungarian author of A Book of Memories (1997), a nameless lover attempts to leave his mistress, smokes dope and glides soporifically out of "the time which I've up to now believed to be reality," and considers the possibility that this amorphous fugue state makes more tolerable the emotional conflicts imposed by the quotidian. Nothing else happens, in a draggy pseudofiction buttressed with exclamatory redundancy, rhetorical questions, and skewed typography. "It feels as if I'm having a conversation with myself," the narrator dreamily observes. Alas, it does—and few readers will be inclined to eavesdrop. Nádas at his best is a lot better than this. Read full book review >