Sandor Marai

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

Title Embers
Author Sandor Marai
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 13 August 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0375707425
ISBN-13 9780375707421
Publication Date 13 August 2002
Main content page count 224
Weight 8.3 oz.
List Price $14.95

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