Embers
Embers
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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