Memoir of Hungary
"A chronicle of political, social, and also spiritual
change in the capital as the Communist Party tightened
its grip on all phases of life
The forced propinquity
of the tall, elegant Middle European who spent his free
time absorbed in Spengler`s Decline of the West with
Russian, Kirghiz, and Buryat peasant boys was an eye-opener
to both sides."
- The New York Review of Books
This scathing, at times humorous, and always insightful
memoir by exiled Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, author
of posthumous world success Embers, provides
one of the most poignant and human portraits of life
in Hungary between the German occupation in 1944 and
the consolidation of Communist power in 1948.
Published in association with Corvina Books Ltd., Budapest.
ISBN 978-963-9241-10-7 paperback $26.95/ €23.95 / £21.99