Embers

Embers Originally published in and now rediscovered to international acclaim this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decayin
  • Title: Embers
  • Author: Sándor Márai Carol Brown Janeway
  • ISBN: 9780375707421
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Embers
    Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friendOriginally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty one years Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General s beautiful, long dead wife And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever Embers is a classic of modern European literature, a work whose poignant evocation of the past also seems like a prophetic glimpse into the moral abyss of the present
    Embers By Sándor Márai Carol Brown Janeway,

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  • Sándor Márai Carol Brown Janeway

    S ndor M rai originally S ndor K roly Henrik Grosschmied de M ra was a Hungarian writer and journalist.He was born in the city of Kassa in Austria Hungary now Ko ice in Slovakia to an old family of Saxon origin who had mixed with magyars through the centuries Through his father he was a relative of the Orsz g family In his early years, M rai travelled to and lived in Frankfurt, Berlin, and Paris and briefly considered writing in German, but eventually chose his mother language, Hungarian, for his writings He settled in Krisztinav ros, Budapest, in 1928 In the 1930s, he gained prominence with a precise and clear realist style He was the first person to write reviews of the work of Kafka.He wrote very enthusiastically about the Vienna Awards, in which Germany forced Czechoslovakia and Romania to give back part of the territories which Hungary lost in the Treaty of Trianon Nevertheless, M rai was highly critical of the Nazis as such and was considered profoundly antifascist, a dangerous position to take in wartime Hungary.Marai authored forty six books, mostly novels, and was considered by literary critics to be one of Hungary s most influential representatives of middle class literature between the two world wars His 1942 book Embers Hungarian title A gyerty k csonkig gnek, meaning The Candles Burn Down to the Stump expresses a nostalgia for the bygone multi ethnic, multicultural society of the Austro Hungarian Empire, reminiscent of the works of Joseph Roth In 2006 an adaptation of this novel for the stage, written by Christopher Hampton, was performed in London.He also disliked the Communist regime that seized power after World War II, and left or was driven away in 1948 After living for some time in Italy, M rai settled in the city of San Diego, California, in the United States.He continued to write in his native language, but was not published in English until the mid 1990s M rai s Memoir of Hungary 1944 1948 provides an interesting glimpse of post World War II Hungary under Soviet occupation Like other memoirs by Hungarian writers and statesmen, it was first published in the West, because it could not be published in the Hungary of the post 1956 K d r era The English version of the memoir was published posthumously in 1996 After his wife died, M rai retreated and into isolation He committed suicide by a gunshot to his head in San Diego in 1989.Largely forgotten outside of Hungary, his work consisting of poems, novels, and diaries has only been recently rediscovered and republished in French starting in 1992 , Polish, Catalan, Italian, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Danish, Icelandic, Korean, Dutch, and other languages too, and is now considered to be part of the European Twentieth Century literary canon.

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  • Sandor Marai was born in 1900 in the former Austrian Hungarian Empire at a time when honor to one s country was of the upmost importance A staunch anti fascist following the rise of the iron curtain, Marai was forced to flee his homeland and lived out his remaining days in California First published in 1942 and recovered with his other novels, Embers is fast becoming a modern classic A throwback to a time when royalty living in isolated castles was a common practice in Europe, Embers reveals an [...]


  • Beautiful words that form sentences that makes one stop and think A exquisitely written story, very descriptive, one can picture the scenes down to the minutest of detail Friendship, the most expressive definition of a friendship between two men from different backgrounds that I have ever read Betrayal, love, pride and at the last a definition of aging that is searing.I cannot say enough about the experience of reading this book except to say it is one that I will long remember and that I must s [...]


  • My fingers were interlocked around my Baba s arm and my head was resting on his shoulders I was stealing a glimpse of his face every now and then, convinced that the lines of exhaustion were going to creep upto his tongue any moment, tendering me an apology to relieve him of our evening chatter for the day However, my apprehensions were misplaced The exhaustion stood defeated in the face of the radiance that slowly, ever so gradually, filled his visage, displacing the fatigue like a magic potion [...]


  • Embers is perfect I just cannot find anything not to like about this book It s a kind of book I have never quite read before It s a simple novel but will definitely stay in my memory for a long time To think that it sat there, gathering dust, in my bookshelves for than 2 years What a pity if I died without reading this flawlessly engrossing work I only picked this because it is thin and seemed to me like a quick read I was behind by 8 books in my 2011 Reading Challenge here in last weekend and [...]


  • Embers is a tale of heart breaking beauty The kind of beauty which is not apparent right at the onset but which makes its omnipresence felt as you keep turning the pages and reach that state of involvement with the narrative, where you cannot wait to feast your eyes and senses on another delicately structured sentence It lies in the pall of gloom cast by the shadow of some tragedy unspoken of, lurking in the dark, cobwebbed nooks and corners of a secluded castle, the relentless flow of time the [...]


  • Embers presents some of the loveliest, most elegant writing I have encountered this year At its core, however, it is an overlong ramble of a soliloquy that should have been reduced to a stunning short story It s an easy enough read, full of the philosophical queries and conclusions of its aged General about the meaning of life, love, honor, killing, obligation, M M friendship But the guest is permitted only 5 8 lines He can t get a word in edgewise And Krisztina She has no voice I would like to [...]


  • All that is left in the embers is ash, black ash, with the sheen of a mourning veil of watered silk Embers is the ideal title to summon up the melancholic decadence that soaks the pages of this intense but short novella Candles burn until they are totally consumed by the flickering nature of their essence, as it happens with life when confronted with its impending mortality Two old men, General Henrik and Kondr d, meet after forty years in a secluded castle in the heart of Hungary, where the spl [...]


  • We will talk these things through once , try to establish the truth and then go to our deaths, I in this house, you somewhere else My impression of Hungarian authors so far has been that they really know how to write dark and depressing gems Embers is just that, and possibly the saddest and loneliest little book I ve read in a while What s lonelier than an elderly recluse brooding for decades in an isolated castle Familiar themes abound here love, betrayal, regret But it s done in such an almost [...]


  • Blah blah blah put on a puffed up high horse pedestal I really hate this book Pseudo and this was happening cause that s how it happens styling itself as meaning of shit you could read on a quote of the day site I HATE books that think telling you this is the same as actually having any meaning You don t get to just say it and tell me you said it, you awful book Please, stop coming into my life if you are one of these books Or it is a greeting card The greeting card is to give to the spineless s [...]


  • This was a powerful read that pulled my heart along with the narrator Henrik s soul searching dialogue perhaps monologue is appropriate with his best friend and enemy Konrad whom he has not seen for forty one years The story is set in the 1900s in the Austro Hungarian Empire.The speech evokes a past love triangle between the two and Henrik s wife, long dead, and a murder attempt Henrik chose to stay silent about the double betrayal and to live on stoically Konrad chose to escape to the tropics [...]



  • How do you untie knots you cannot see, invisible ropes slung around you Freudian landscapes of unconditional love sought by birthrate, unfound Does one spend life seeking But how does one ever know Even if found is it right, will it disappear, leave, be taken Or does one live a life only in forward motion The perspective changes when one is elderly, looking back on perspectives with an old friend one hasn t seen in forty years.Within is a book of links and linkages, of the tryst of duty with hea [...]


  • L ultimo duelloSiamo nel 1940, quando gi divampa la Seconda Guerra Mondiale Due uomini di 75 anni si fronteggiano nella sala del castello di uno di loro il Generale Sono ben 41 anni che i due non si vedono Eppure erano intimi amici fin dall adolescenza bench , o forse proprio perch , tanto diversi uno ricco, razionale, militaresco l altro di famiglia non abbiente, di temperamento artistico, amante della musica.Perch dunque un cos lungo periodo di voluto allontanamento Fra di loro c l impalpabile [...]


  • I just didn t get this one.This book is full of philosophical nonsense that fails to make an impact The main character is an uninteresting aristocrat with a victim mentality He spends the entire book finding new and clumsy ways to say, Woe is me The book is 213 pages long It takes Sandor Marai 133 pages to pose his question, and another 70 pages to say that he doesn t need to hear the answer.The real failure of this book is that Marai creates the background of a few other characters who are far [...]


  • Do you also believe that what gives our lives their meaning is the passion that suddenly invades us heart, soul, and body, and burns in us forever, no matter what else happens in our lives And that if we have experienced this much, then perhaps we haven t lived in vain Is passion so deep and terrible and magnificent and inhuman Embers reads as a memoir with all the strength, verve, and emotions that a solitary perspective can bring The incertitude of the narrator s voice, the lack of defensivene [...]


  • Let me begin by being frank I m full blooded Hungarian and the daughter of a deceased, well known Hungarian non fiction author so I m slightly biased toward Hungarian literature Not too mention that Sandor Marai, the author of Embers, shares striking resemblances to my father escaping from communism holds, fleeing first to Italy before ever touching the US, and death in 1989 Despite these blatant favoritism, Embers is a pure masterpiece and in realm with the classics.The reader is instantly tran [...]


  • 4,5 Sterne Die letzten Dinge des LebensDie wichtigsten Fragen des Lebens beantwortet man letztendlich immer mit seinem ganzen Leben S.121In einer kalten Winternacht am Kaminfeuer seines Jagdschlosses, 41 Jahre nach einem traumatischen Ereignis, will Henkrik offen gebliebene Fragen mit seinem ehemals besten Freund Konrad kl ren Zwei Fragen lasten auf Henriks Seele, die ihm vermeintlich nur Konrad beantworten kannIm Verlauf eines reflektierenden Monologs erkennt Henrik, dass er sich diese Fragen b [...]


  • In our modern age, I think we tend to glamorize the turn of the century upper classes It s probably because of Art Nouveau and the Gibson Girl I always imagine men dressed in their fashionable tweed suits with stiff collars and ladies in long, lacey skirts with big flouncy hats And there s always some garden party somewhere with lots of flowers.Funny thing though, authors who lived through this period don t write about it that way To them the period was filled with pretense, hypocrisy and passiv [...]


  • So he s come back, he said aloud, standing in the middle of the room Forty one years and forty three days later These words seemed suddenly to exhaust him, as if he had only just understood the enormousness of forty one years and forty three days He swayed, then sat down in the leather armchair with its worn back On the little table within reach of his hand was a little silver bell, which he rang Oh my, a depressing but brilliant book A tale of loss but so beautifully portrayed Read it


  • This book grew and accustomed itself to my senses as an oblong piece of grit would first irritate, then slowly become smoothly subsumed by the oyster surrounding it The final result was just as beautiful and deceptively complex as a perfectly round pearl would be, a piece of wonderful simplicity with a surprisingly sordid history of formation Fortunately, the world at large did not feel the need to wrest this slowly wrought jewel from its protective nest, unlike its physically cohesive counterp [...]


  • Come in Come in, come in, my friend And you are my friend, closer to me than any brother or sister, even though we have not seen nor spoken to each other in 41 years It is brutally cold outside, but in here there is a fire, and very fine wine The room is meticulously set as it was at that last meal, down to that third place setting, empty now I have figured everything out, what happened then, and why you fled And now I will tell you An eavesdropper might wish for dialogue between us, but he wou [...]


  • I loved this little book It is short, and I could have finished within a few days, but I wanted to linger over it What I loved most of about this book is its deliberation The author wanted to work out one very small but potent aspect of a life friendship and its death and he took his time unfolding the details and complexities of feeling In a way, one could say that nothing really happens in this book, except memories and thoughts And it is true, the first half of the book consists of the main c [...]


  • Foi a primeira vez que li S ndor M rai, confesso que me aproximei do mesmo pelas an lises que fui lendo no , mas tamb m por surgir em v rias listas relativas crise existencial da meia idade, fase em que de momento me encontro O principal elemento que retiro desta leitura n o novo porque um dos principais princ pios do budismo, mas no entanto sempre bom ir sendo relembrado deste Tudo Impermanente Nada do que fa amos ou nos fa am, bom ou mau, dura para sempre.A narrativa est escrita por forma a cr [...]


  • C era qualcosa su cui non riuscivano a comprendersi Eppure si amavano.1 Questo libro scritto benissimo.2 Questo libro strutturato benissimo.3 Alcuni passi e certe pagine raggiungono vette di poesia altissime.Ma 1 Questo libro completamente raccontato, non presenta parti mostrate Nemmeno nei romanzi pi romantici del romanticismo c cos poco show e cos tanto tell.2 Pi di met del romanzo un monologo.3 Per dire cose che si potevano dire in qualche riga, l autore impiega decine di pagine ripetendo anc [...]


  • E difficile articolare a parole quello che questo libro ha provocato in me, le riflessioni che ne sono scaturite, le angosce che ha riportato in superficieE un romanzo breve, brevissimo, ma 170 pagine possono bastare a turbare un anima gi turbata di suo, a fornire risposte che proprio adesso, in questo periodo e soprattutto in questi giorni stavo cercando Risposte scomode alle quali ti rifiuti di credere ma che poi sei costretta ad accettare, a mani alte, arresa, perch a volte inutile mentire, n [...]


  • Es posible que una conversaci n entre dos personas, o mejor dicho, un mon logo que una de ellas le suelta a la otra sea interesante, intenso, y una de las mejores cosas que he le do en mi vida Es posible.S ndor M rai nos cuenta una historia de amistad, de relaciones humanas, que con una simplicidad desarmante, adquiere tintes tr gicos Poco a poco, la tensi n va en aumento, hasta dar la sensaci n de que aquello va a estallar en cualquier momento Sin prisas, pero sin obst culos ni subtramas artifi [...]


  • Poate cel mai emo ionant roman despre prietenie citit de mine vreodat.Povestea e simpl doi b rba i lega i de o nemai nt lnit prietenie iubesc aceea i femeie, so ia unuia dintre ei Un incident la v n toare i separ pentru patruzeci i unu de ani, r stimp n care furtuna incertitudinii fa de cele petrecute atunci i tulbur n mod diferit nainte de moarte se reg sesc i lucrurile trebuie s se deslu easc Se vor re nt lni n acela i decor n care, cu patruzeci i unu de ani n urm , s au v zut pentru ultima oa [...]


  • La luce delle candele si sta smorzando, tra i grandi alberi del giardino spira un vento che preannuncia l alba La stanza intorno ai due vecchi quasi al buio.Ci sono anche io, in un angolo, il pi remoto di quella stanza E ci sono le braci, presenza intima e misteriosa, nel camino.Sono passati quarantuno anni dal giorno in cui Konrad se ne andato improvvisamente Henrik rimasto Ha atteso il suo ritorno Doveva tornare Non poteva fare diversamente.Quarantuno anni passati in solitudine attendendo quel [...]


  • Muy buena novela Dos personas de edad avanzada se reencuentran despu s de cuarenta a os El motivo del distanciamiento es la clave de la novela Marai modula con maestr a el acercamiento al motivo que separ a estos amigos Su procedimiento es simple pero talentoso, un poco hist rico o seductor Quiz s la herencia cultural de su tiempo y lugar haya marcado ese manejo de lo reprimido, del olvido, de la toma de conciencia de inspiraci n freudiana En cualquier caso, este libro es muy bueno por el tratam [...]


  • 4.5 This is quite the case study into how the questioning of reason can keep a person alive until that question is answered forty one years, memories as if they were from yesterday, holding on, never leaving, keeping that thought, those questions betwixt a myriad of synapses firing endlessly until the time comes to explode forth with this torrent of misery, of elation, flooding at last, he can finally die.Many have given this a one star based on the fact that Henrik, the main character, ruminate [...]


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