Skylark (häftad)
Fler böcker inom
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2010-04-29
Upplaga
Main
Förlag
NYRB Classics
Översättare
Richard Aczel
Medarbetare
Esterhazy, Peter (introd.)
Dimensioner
209 x 127 x 19 mm
Vikt
249 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781590173398
Skylark (häftad)

Skylark

Häftad Engelska, 2010-04-29
139
Skickas inom 2-5 vardagar.
Fri frakt inom Sverige över 149 kr för privatpersoner.
Finns även som
Visa alla 1 format & utgåvor
It is 1900, give or take a few years. The Vajkays-call them Mother and Father-live in Sarszeg, a dead-end burg in the provincial heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Father retired some years ago to devote his days to genealogical research and quaint questions of heraldry. Mother keeps house. Both are utterly enthralled with their daughter, Skylark. Unintelligent, unimaginative, unattractive, and unmarried, Skylark cooks and sews for her parents and anchors the unremitting tedium of their lives. Now Skylark is going away, for only a week it's true, but a week that yawns endlessly for her parents. What will they do? Before they know it, they are eating at restaurants, reconnecting with old friends, attending the theater. And this just a prelude to Father's night out at the Panther Club, about which the less said the better. Drunk, in the light of dawn, Father surprises himself and Mother with his true, buried, unspeakable feelings about Skylark. Then, Skylark is back. Is there a world elsewhere, beyond life's daily monotonous grind and creeping disappointment? Not only for Mother and Father, but for Skylark, too? This question is unanswerable, but the crystalline prose, perfect comic timing, and profound human sympathy that make Dezso Kosztolanyi one of the masters of European literature conjure up a tantalizing beauty that lies on the far side of the irredeemably ordinary. To that extent, Skylark is nothing less than a magical book.
Visa hela texten

Passar bra ihop

  1. Skylark
  2. +
  3. The Testaments

De som köpt den här boken har ofta också köpt The Testaments av Margaret Atwood (inbunden).

Köp båda 2 för 328 kr

Kundrecensioner

Har du läst boken? Sätt ditt betyg »

Fler böcker av Dezso Kosztolanyi

  • Kornel Esti

    Dezso Kosztolanyi

    A great masterpiece never before available in English, The Adventures of Kornel Esti is the wild final book by a Hungarian genius.

Recensioner i media

Kosztolanyi tells his story with its theme of ambivilance with a jaunty, lightness of touch that succeeds in conveying the sadness of small lives and the huge sorrows that determine them. Irish Times

Bloggat om Skylark

Övrig information

Dezso Kosztolanyi (1885-1936) made his name as a poet. His first novel, Nero, The Bloody Poet, won him the admiration of Thomas Mann. Peter Esterhazy is one of the most widely known contemporary Hungarian writers. His award-winning works have been published in more than twenty languages. Richard Aczel is the author of National Character and European Identity in Hungarian Literature, 1772-1848.