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Door (Translation) (Paperback) (Magda Szabo)

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An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the Prix Femina ÉtrangerThe Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary’s Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda’s housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda’s household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love—at least until Magda’s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.Len Rix’s prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.
An NYRB Classics Original

Winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the Prix Femina Étranger

The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship to Hungary?s Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda?s housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda?s household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love?at least until Magda?s long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

Len Rix?s prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer.
Edition: Translation
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Series Title: New York Review Books Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Magda Szabo
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2015
TCIN: 16472803
UPC: 9781590177716
Item Number (DPCI): 247-34-3507
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