Books by Peter Esterhazy

NOT ART by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2010

"Murky, self-conscious meta-fiction, full of intellectual name-dropping."
Esteemed Hungarian writer Esterházy (Celestial Harmonies, 2004, etc.) blurs the lines between autobiography and fiction in this novel about a mother, perhaps his own, whose life centers around soccer. Read full book review >
CELESTIAL HARMONIES by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2004

"Daunting at first, then richly rewarding. A major achievement."
Heir to a famous name, Esterházy (She Loves Me, 1997, etc.), drawing on his family's history, creates a lightly fictionalized portrait vividly illustrating the clan's survival through turbulent times. Read full book review >
SHE LOVES ME by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

She Loves Me ($26.95; Oct.; 195 pp.; 8101-1557-3): This episodic dramatization of the various forms and consequences of love chronicles in 97 brief ``chapters'' its unnamed narrator's wide experience of women of all sorts. ``There's this woman. Read full book review >
THE GLANCE OF COUNTESS HAHN-HAHN by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"To be savored, like the Traveller's reports, for the experiences described and insights offered as Esterh†zy explores the heart and mind of that other Europe."
The latest from noted Hungarian writer Esterh†zy (The Book of Hrabal, 1994, etc.) is a dazzling if occasionally whimsical riff on history, philosophy, and Europolitics with a Danube River setting. Read full book review >
A LITTLE HUNGARIAN PORNOGRAPHY by Peter Esterhazy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 1995

"Fiction too often pushed into the awkward service of ideas, but still worth the read."
Acclaimed Hungarian novelist Esterh†zy (The Book of Hrabal, 1994, etc.) unevenly combines anecdote and opinion to create a pastiche-portrait of a society in which ``lies'' pervert both the personal and the political. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HRABAL by Peter Esterhazy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1994

"More a brilliant riff on meaning and music than a sustained story, but there's still much to admire—and enjoy."
Noted Hungarian writer Esterh†zy (Helping Verbs of the Heart, 1990) pays homage to Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal in a deceptively whimsical novel that addresses deadly serious questions with stylistic panache and intellectual verve. Read full book review >