Embers

by Sándor Márai | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0141004312 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAnnimanniwing of Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 7/1/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAnnimanniwing from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 01, 2014
From amazon.com

"Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs.

In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General’s beautiful, long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest--a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever. Embers is a classic of modern European literature, a work whose poignant evocation of the past also seems like a prophetic glimpse into the moral abyss of the present."

Journal Entry 2 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 19, 2018
Beautiful, haunting, melancholic, poignant – and wonderfully translated, too – this is a story of three lives wasted, of the destruction that can ensue when words are left unspoken. Recommended reading!

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, August 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (8/20/2018 UTC) at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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This will now travel far, far away, to the winner of the Authors from unusual countries sweepstakes. Enjoy and congratulations!

Journal Entry 4 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Thank you Annimanni for the book which arrived today, along with a very cute fluffy bookmark and nice bookish postcard - love them :)

Journal Entry 5 by wingkeeta1wing at Whitianga, Waikato-Coromandel New Zealand on Monday, April 27, 2020
Beautifully written, but a little too slow and philosophical for me.
I think this may be the only Hungarian author I have ever read.

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