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Summer Resort, the first novel by noted translator Esther Kinsky, is set in a village somewhere on the endless Hungarian plain. It is the hottest summer in memory and everyone in the village dreams of the sweet life in Üdülö, a summer resort on a river. The characters that populate Summer Resort tell stories—comic, tragic, or both—of life in rural Hungary. Tales of onion kings and melon pickers, of scrapyards and sugar beet factories, paint a vivid and human picture of their world.

 

In the course of the novel, the storytellers’ paths intersect at the summer resort with the bar owner Lacibacsi, the Kozak Boys and their fat and pale wives, and the builder Antal, who introduces a mysterious new woman to the inhabitants of the resort. The stranger disrupts their otherwise staid summer routines—with surprising, unpredictable consequences.

 

Now available for the first time in English, Summer Resort brings to a new audience one of the most distinctive emerging voices in recent German writing.

 

About the Author

Esther Kinsky lives in Berlin and Battonya, Hungary. She is the author of a volume of poetry and has translated many notable Polish authors into German. Her second novel, Banatsko, is forthcoming. Martin Chalmers is a translator and editor living in Berlin. His translations include The Silences of Hammerstein by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, also published by Seagull Books. Together, Kinsky and Chalmers translated Enzensbergers collection of poems, A History of Clouds: 99 Meditations, also published by Seagull Books. 

Table of Contents

Üdülo

Scrap Yard

Onions

Sugar Factory

Neighbours

Üdülo

Rivers

Antal

Peacock House

Mother

Shepherds’ Block

Üdülo

Ildi

Cars

River Bank

Agrocompany

Melons

Fire

Üdülo

Miklós

Scrap

Üdülo

Island

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906497880
Author:
Kinsky, Esther
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Author:
Chalmers, Martin
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Seagull Books - The German List
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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