A psychological novel about the memory of things in Europe's recent past interweaves the first-person narratives of a young Hungarian writer, his literary creation--an egomaniacal Marxist and aesthete--and his childhood friend. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
This novel was censored before finally being published in Budapest in 1986. It is the story of a young gay Hungarian writer living through the Stalinist 1950s, whose father--a state prosecutor--commits suicide after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. In 1997, Susan Sontag called A BOOK OF MEMORIES "the greatest novel written in our time, and one of the great books of the century."
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Psychology, Politics, Family + Friendship, Types of Characters