Original Language: Hungarian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The translation by Albert Tezla is an excellent one which captures the author's spirit and style.
Marai gives the reader a keen sense of the humiliation Hungarians felt in living under Nazi and then Soviet domination.
As anyone who has read Embers will know Marai is a very gifted writer and this memoir is an absolute delight to read.
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