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The door / Magda Szabo ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith.

Szabó, Magda, 1917-2007 (Author). Rix, L. B. (Len B.), translator. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Poseyville Carnegie Public Library - Poseyville F Szab (Text) 70651000024820 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781590177716
  • Physical Description: ix, 262 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2015]

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Summary, etc.: "The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women > Hungary > Fiction.
Hungary > Politics and government > 1945-1989 > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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