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A Book of Memories

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First published in Hungary in 1986 after a five-year battle with censors, Péter Nádas's A Book of Memories is a modern classic, a multi-layered narrative that tells three parallel stories of love and betrayal. The first takes place in East Berlin in the 1970s and features an unnamed Hungarian writer ensnared in a love triangle with a young German and a famous aging actress. The second, composed by the writer, is the story of a late nineteenth century German aesthete whose experiences mirror his own. And the third voice is that of a friend from the writer's childhood, who brings his own unexpected bearing to the story. Compared by critics to Proust, Mann, and Joyce, this sensuous tour de force is "unquestionably a masterpiece" (The New Republic).

About the Author

Péter Nádas is the author of the novels A Book of Memories, The End of a Family Story, and Love.  He lives in Gombosszeg, in western Hungary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374115432
Subtitle:
A Novel
Translator:
Sanders, Avan
Author:
Goldstein, Imre
Author:
Nadas, Peter
Author:
Sanders, Ivan
Author:
Goldshtain, Amri
Author:
Sanders, Avan
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-248
Publication Date:
20080722
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.56 x 1.295 in

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