Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb, translated by Len Rix (New York Review Books)This fall Journey by Moonlight, a beloved Hungarian. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Journey by Moonlight by Szerb Antal. A major classic of s literature, Antal Szerb's Journey by Moonlight (Utas és Holdvilág) is the fantastically moving and darkly funny story of a bourgeois businessman torn between duty and desire. 'On the train, everything seemed fine. The trouble began in Venice ' Mihály has dreamt of Italy all his life.
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At the age of 39, Szerb wrote an authoritative History of World Literature. He is a strange sort of romantic, burdened by the legacy of an odd, intense friendship that marked his youth.
The Ulpius household was their tiny decadent paradise.
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But away from Hungary on his honeymoon -- where he is constantly reminded of his wonderful if entirely artificial adolescent lifestyle -- he thinks for a while he might be able to escape after all.
Escape isn't easy, and running into his old buddies doesn't help either.
As someone tells Erzsi: The part of the narrative which deals with this last may try your patience, but remember two things: Hungarians are famously prone to self-immolation, and great books are allowed to wander a bit. Yet the hero's past catches up with him, antal szerb journey by moonlight the form of antal szerb journey by moonlight of his old gang, who tells him that their most beloved and charismatic friend has been traced to a monastic order in Umbria or Tuscany, adding: Wodehouse, and Henry Walpole.
However, neither did Dante promise that what followed the ecstatic revelation would be anything but harsh exile: She currently lives in Prague.
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Isn't that the whole point? I just pick them well, and it isn't luck either.
I loved this, I loved everything about it. So why wouldn't I give it top marks. Can't remember who recommended this, but thank you.
I owe you one.