By Magda Szabó
One of The long island instances e-book Review's "10 top Books of 2015"
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The Door is an unsettling exploration of the connection among very various girls. Magda is a author, proficient, married to an educational, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again courting to Hungary's Communist gurus. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, emotionless, abrupt, probably ageless. She lives on my own in a home that not anyone else may perhaps input, now not even her closest relations. She is Magda's housekeeper and she or he has taken regulate over Magda's family, changing into crucial to her. And Emerence, in her manner, has come to rely on Magda. They percentage one of those love-at least till Magda's long-sought good fortune as a author results in a devastating revelation.
Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door ultimately allows for American readers to understand the masterwork of a tremendous sleek eu writer.
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You must lend me these, Basil,’ he cried. ‘I want to learn them. ’ ‘Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don’t want a life-sized portrait of myself,’ answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool, in a wilful, petulant manner. When he caught sight of Lord Henry, a faint blush coloured his cheeks for a moment, and he started up. ’ ‘This is Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian, an old Oxford friend of mine. ’ ‘You have not spoiled my pleasure in meeting you, Mr. Gray,’ said Lord Henry, stepping forward and extending his hand.
Ian Small (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). –––– Studies in the History of Renaissance (), revised and expanded as The Renaissance (), repr. in The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry––The Text, ed. Donald L. Hill (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, ). Hill’s edition notes the textual variants in the four editions of The Renaissance that Pater published during his lifetime. Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars, ed. and trans. Catharine Edwards (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ).
Basil, this is extraordinary! ’ Hallward got up from the seat, and walked up and down the garden. After some time he came back. ‘Harry,’ he said, ‘Dorian Gray is to me simply a motive in art. You might see nothing in him. I see everything in him. He is never more present in my work than when no image of him is there. He is a suggestion, as I have said, of a new manner. I ﬁnd him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours. ’ asked Lord Henry. ‘Because, without intending it, I have put into it some expression of all this curious artistic idolatry,* of which, of course, I have never cared to speak to him.
The Door by Magda Szabó