Monday, February 16, 2009

Critical Responses to Esther's Inheritance

Hungarian Literature Online has a mostly interesting new article, Mammoth, Bard, or Great Author, on Esther's Inheritance and the terrible, awful, horrible possibility that the West is forming the wrong impression of Marai based on the selection of his novels available in English.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Some more Esther reviews

"George Szirtes's translation reads well apart from occasional jarring Americanisms, which I suspect were inflicted by the publisher." ~ The Independent

"Esther’s Inheritance is a frustrating little book. Márai purposefully allows terrible revelations to land without shock. And as Esther and Lajos regard themselves at a remove, inverting the archetypes of the good woman and the scoundrel, we are forced to regard them at one as well." ~ Bookslut

- Erik
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