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Sindbad, a voyager in the realms of memory and imagination, travels through the centuries in pursuit of an ideal of love that is directed as much at the feminine essence as at his individual lovers.

Book News Annotation:

Hungarian writer Krudy (1878-1933) published the series of stories in magazines and individual volumes between 1911 and 1917. They pivot on a Hungarian adventurer who at one point changes himself into a sprig of mistletoe, and spends much of his time trying to come to terms with being dead. They also reflect the demise of the Hapsburg Empire and the sensuousness of the fin de siecle. The collection was first published in 1994 as Szindbad Harom Konyve by Singer and Wolfner, Budapest; notes and an introduction have been added to the edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In these marvellously written tales, Sindbad, a voyager in the realms of memory and imagination, travels through the centuries in pursuit of an ideal of love that is directed as much at the feminine essence as at his individual lovers. Whether the women he seduces and loves are projections of his desire, or he of theirs, is a moot question.

These short stories flow without a strict narrative framework Sindbad journeys between the past and the present and is merely a ghost in many of his adventures. Although Sindbad can move through time, it is time that proves his chief enemy, and youth that remains his real love. This deeply autumnal book, full of resonances and associations, is an erotic elegy to the dying Habsburg empire.

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ISBN:
9789639116122
Translator:
Szirtes, George
Author:
Szirtes, George
Author:
Krudy, Gyula
Publisher:
Central European University Press
Location:
Budapest :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Sindbad the sailor
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 201-208.
Series:
Central European Classics Series
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
8.50x5.43x.71 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In these marvellously written tales, Sindbad, a voyager in the realms of memory and imagination, travels through the centuries in pursuit of an ideal of love that is directed as much at the feminine essence as at his individual lovers. Whether the women he seduces and loves are projections of his desire, or he of theirs, is a moot question.

These short stories flow without a strict narrative framework Sindbad journeys between the past and the present and is merely a ghost in many of his adventures. Although Sindbad can move through time, it is time that proves his chief enemy, and youth that remains his real love. This deeply autumnal book, full of resonances and associations, is an erotic elegy to the dying Habsburg empire.

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