Embers

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780375707421
Publisher: Vintage Books
Language: English
Page Count: 213
Size: 8.00" l x 5.09" w x 0.65"
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In this magnificent rediscovered masterpiece of world literature, the Hungarian writer Sandor Marai conjures the mournful glamour of the decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs. In a secluded forest castle an old General is preparing to greet a rare visitor, the man who was once his closest friend but whom he has not seen in forty-one years. In the course of one long evening they will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations, and evasions. Its subject is memory: the memories of their friendship, of the General's long-dead wife, and of a long-ago stag hunt in the nearby forest that put an end to their way of life. Poignant and suspenseful, Embers is a finely wrought classic whose evocation of the past also seems like a prophetic glimpse into the moral abyss of the present.

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