Carole Angier

Love & Art

Conversations in Bolzano


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CONVERSATIONS IN BOLZANO is a classic second novel. In fact it was Sándor Márai’s eighth or ninth; but it’s the second to be translated from his original Hungarian. The first. Embers, was a huge success around the world. Conversations in Bolzano is also an extraordinary book, and, if it had appeared first, might have made its own impression. As it is, it’s impossible not to compare it to Embers, and for it not to suffer by comparison.

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