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Portraits of a Marriage by Sandor Marai
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Mar 06, 2012 | ISBN 9781400096671

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Portraits of a Marriage is brilliant in the acuity of its observations, its unremitting intelligence. . . . Marai gives voice to a vanished world in a chorus that is both eulogy and manifesto.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Superbly readable. . . . Deeply satisfying. . . . Like Tolstoy, he has a kind of genius for the small touches that define a marriage, and also like Tolstoy, he is brilliant at dissecting the tiny differences that separate one layer of society from another.” —The Daily Beast

“With this phenomenal novel, our conviction is confirmed: he ranks as one of the twentieth century’s greatest novelists.” —Booklist
 
“A cubist portrait of a harsh love and a dying society, elegantly paced and delightfully contradictory. . . . With each new voice [Márai] builds suspense and reveals new layers and twists to this tale. Suffused with nostalgia and regret, the book evokes and examines both the nature of longing and the decline of a great empire.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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