The story of the rediscovery of Embers is as fascinating as the novel itself. A celebrated Hungarian novelist of the 1930s, Márai survived the war but was persecuted by the Communists after they came to power. His books were suppressed, even destroyed, and he was forced to flee his country in 1948. He died in San Diego in 1989, one year before the neglected Embers was finally reprinted in his native land. This reprint was discovered by the Italian writer and publisher Roberto Calasso, and the subsequent editions have become international bestsellers. All of Márai's novels are now slated for American publication. --Regina Marler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This haunting story of the friendship between two men takes you deep into each man's psyche, but leaves you with a difficult question unanswered. Read morePublished 19 days ago by "lrub"
I liked the storyline about the intimacy of relationships but I found the story to be too long and detailed from the perspective of only one personPublished 27 days ago by reader
Given my general pace of reading, I would say I have probably read about 2,500 or so books. This is a top 5. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gaucho36
Sandor Marai's sumptuous ,intoxicating novel must rank as one of the most enchanting stories ever told. Read morePublished 2 months ago by silentalan
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Tedious reading. It was hard to keep reading because we were regaled with the thoughts of the charactersPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Some wonderful passages. As a lifelong devotee of 19th and early 20th century European and Russian literature I appreciated the evocation of the friends' lives in the last days of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JW