Search Results: "Sándor Márai"


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THE REBELS by Sándor Márai
Released: March 23, 2007

"A compelling novel that nonetheless carries the ponderous weight of the era's events and ideas."
A newly translated 1930 novel by Hungarian author Márai, set among a group of young men during WWI, joins two other works by the author to enjoy recent play in the publishing sun: Embers (2001) and Casanova in Bolzano (2004). Read full book review >

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EMBERS by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"A major rediscovery, arguably comparable to those of Bruno Schulz, Leo Perutz, and Joseph Roth. A small, beautifully fashioned masterpiece."
The first English translation of a brooding, densely atmospheric, forgotten 1942 novel whose eminent Hungarian expatriate author (b. 1900) committed suicide, while living in the US, in his 89th year. Read full book review >

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ESTHER’S INHERITANCE by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2008

"A finely wrought, heartbreaking self-portrait."
The quiet horror of self-destructive love fuels this beautifully proportioned novella; since Embers (2001), this is the third work of the Hungarian (1900-89) to be translated into English. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA IN BOLZANO by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2004

"Embers was the work of a master of concision and irony. This is self-indulgent rant."
The legendary lover is the beleaguered antihero of this hitherto untranslated 1940 novel. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL IS A BLACK DOG by Sándor Jászberényi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A master class in how to tell a war story."
Nineteen interconnected short stories about the toll of war, written by someone who was there. Read full book review >