Sándor Márai, Carol Brown Janeway

initially released in 1942 and now rediscovered to foreign acclaim, this taut and exquisitely dependent novel through the Hungarian grasp Sandor Marai conjures the depression glamour of a decaying empire and the upset knowledge of its final heirs.

In a secluded wooded area fort an previous common prepares to obtain an extraordinary customer, a guy who was his closest good friend yet who he has now not visible in 41 years. Over the consequent hours host and visitor will struggle a duel of phrases and silences, accusations and evasions. they'll exhume the reminiscence in their friendship and that of the General’s attractive, long-dead spouse. and they'll go back to the time the 3 of them final sat jointly following a hunt within the within sight forest--a hunt during which no video game used to be taken yet in which anything was once misplaced without end. Embers is a vintage of contemporary ecu literature, a piece whose poignant evocation of the prior additionally sounds like a prophetic glimpse into the ethical abyss of the current

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