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review Eszter hagyatéka és három kisregény Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ A newly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer a tautly suspenseful story of unreuited love and its still vivid conseuences twenty years laterWhat is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist Esther is A newly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer a tautly suspenseful story of unreuited love and its still vivid conseuences twenty years laterWhat is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist Esther is and has been for the than two decad. This beautiful and overlooked novella from an unknown BURIED much Hungarian author hits all the right notes in telling a story of Esther our narrator and her past coming through to her present on a Sunday afternoon Her old flame is back in town after a 20 year absence his unexpected arrival forces an aged Esther and her remaining family to deal with their future in light of the past How much truth is in those memories As new information about the past is revealed Esther and her extended family must decide what is truthA powerful uick read Recommended and thanks to Proustitute for sending this my way

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Es since Lajos disappeared from her life Now all these years later Lajos is returning and the news brings both panic and excitement While no longer young and thoroughly skeptical about Lajos Esther still remembers how incredibly alive she felt when he was around His presenc. After 20 years Lajos announces his visit to Eszter by telegram Eszter lives together with Nunu a former housekeeper of the family in a secluded house with a garden from which they feed Eszter has remained nothing except home and land In the course of his life Lajos brought Eszter and her family all possessions lied and deceived so at her just enough to live Lajos was a friend of her brother's brother and with his vivacity he conjured up the whole family Eszter loved Lajos and Lajos also had feelings for Eszter Ultimately he did not marry her but her sisters Eszter and Nunu joke in the evening before the expected visit that they have to lock away the silver but both know that this would probably go on the whole in this last visit Still yet Lajos is the only person in Eszters life whom she loved When Lajos arrives he does not come alone He brings acuaintances all of whom have to do with his demands on Eszter During the conversation between Eszter and Lajos Eszter very uickly reverts to Lajo's charm Although she knows that he is lying and even enjoying himself he impresses her with his way of speaking and the audacity with which he sees the world and he manages to wrap her up very uickly There are also talks with Lajos daughter and letters that Lajos Eszter had before 20 Years but of which Eszter did not know to this day Now Lajos came to finish what he started for he says they are the laws of the world This novel published in 1939 in Budapest

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Eszter hagyatéka és három kisregényE bewitches everyone and the greatest part of his charm and his danger lies in the deftness with which he wields that delicate power Friends rally round protectively but Lajos’s arrival begins a day of high theater that will leave Esther’s life dramatically changed agai. Suddenly I felt a great calm descend on me I knew Lajos had come because he had no choice and that we were welcoming him because we had no choice and the whole thing was as terrifying as unpleasant and as unavoidable for him as it was for usp 53When a story is told in the first person you must ask yourself to what extent she is a reliable narrator In Esther's case I found her invoking God fate in the first line of the book in which she would narrate events about a day from three years before So I expected a story that would depend on her view reliable or not of what her life had been fated to be; in that I was not disappointed Marai's simple lucid beautiful prose is perfect for this story of betrayal the memory of difficult times and the twists of fate that lead Esther and her one time lover perhaps still so to the confrontation that provides the climax to her story Long ago the lover Lajos professed his love to Esther but then married her sister Vilma who has since died At the beginning of the tale we are told he is an inveterate liar “He lied the way the wind howls with a certain natural energy in high spirits” In the past Lajos swindled Esther and her family and friends out of money and possessions That he has not changed his ways is evident from his telegram which is “like an opera libretto just as theatrical as dangerously childish and false as everything he had said and written” Esther is moved by an irresistible voice within her to which she must be true that is her fate Thus the inevitable confrontation with Lajos who had left her to her fate to grow old alone with her elderly cousin Nunu is both compelling and revealing It is this Lajos who according to Esther demanded that one should live dangerouslyp 45 The story imbued with an ethereal blend of family and history by Marai depicts the background of Lajos' entry into the family through his friendship with Esther's brother Laci a friendship that grew until it took on an unsettling air of intimacyp32 and only ended with the death of Vilma The narrative is related based on events that are related slowly through memory and conversations that help Esther struggle with her coming to be what she is where she is and why she was so fated It is a story that is told in darkness lit by candles and ends with the sleep of Esther but not with deathSandor Marai whose novel Embers was published in English in 2001 was a Hungarian emigre who died in California in 1989 With the translation of Esther's Inheritance we have another jewel of a novel from this formerly unheralded writer of twentieth century Europe