A rediscovered masterwork from famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a wedding tracks the lifelong entanglement of a guy and girls haunted via type changes and misdirected longings.
Peter and Ilonka are a filthy rich couple whose outwardly excellent marriage is undone by way of secrets and techniques. The insecure Ilonka believes she will be able to by no means be stylish and sophisticated sufficient for her husband, whereas Peter has lengthy been stricken by his forbidden love for Judit, a peasant and servant in his formative years domestic. What Judit longs for many, even though, is freedom from the limitations of the society that has ensnared all 3 in a vortex of affection and loss. Set opposed to the backdrop of Hungary among the wars, in an international at the verge of dramatic switch, this beautiful novel bargains additional posthumous facts of Marai’s brilliance.
Translated from the Hungarian by means of George Szirtes
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