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 b... continue
From the award-winning author of The Door comes Katalin Street, first published in Hungarian in 1968 and translated into French, German, and Swedish. This elegant English translation by Agnes Farkas Smith now makes Katalin Street available to an even wider audience.