Love (Paperback)

Love By Péter Nádas, Imre Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Péter Nádas, Imre Goldstein (Translated by)
Currently Not Available In Store - Usually Available for Shipping, In-Store Pickup, or Curbside Pickup in 1-5 Days


The hallucinatory, unforgettable account of a moment - or an eternity - in an uncertain love affair

The man has actually come to tell his lover that he wants to leave her, but as soon as he walks in he realizes he won't be able to tell her. The woman rolls a joint. They smoke it. And as they drift into another state of mind, he approaches the border zones between being and nonbeing, between living and imagining, or is it between life and death?

From the acclaimed author of A Book of Memories we now have this unsettling and strangely beautiful exploration of the impossibility of love. The mysterious musicality and physical intensity of the narration will be familiar to readers of Nadas's other fiction, but Love is a radical new departure.

About the Author

Péter Nádas is the author of the novels A Book of Memories, The End of a Family Story, and Love. He lives in Gombosszeg, in western Hungary.

Praise For…

“A magnificent work.” —Stuttgarter Zeitung

“Péter Nádas, one of Hungary's pre-eminent literary figures, has . . . transposed the novel of consciousness to the Socialist universe, and closed the gap between prewar modernism . . . and Eastern Europe.” —Eva Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374529550
ISBN-10: 0374529558
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: February 1st, 2004
Pages: 128
Language: English