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Magda Szabó
Birth date: 1917-10-05
Died: 2007-11-19
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 2 years ago
"...no one had told them that the most frightening thing of all about the loss of youth is not what is taken away but what is granted in exchange. Not wisdom. Not security. Not sound judgment or tranquility. Only the awareness of universal disintegration.""...they had learned that is everyone's life...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it 5 years ago
I found the atmosphere of this novel to be full of darkness and despair. The friendship between two woman, one an up and coming author, the other an older woman revered on the street. Emerence is a character I will not soon forget, a woman who has seen much, sheltered unbiasedly different people th...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Now for the film. IMDB blurb: First of all this is a Hungarian made film and using Hungarian actors with the exception of Britains Helen Mirren - and it is entirely in English. <
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: published-1987, translation, one-penny-wonder, hungary, paper-read, spring-2011, dog-steals-the-show, bedside, historical-fiction Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Spotted 4* result on Libbeth's profile Read from May 08 to 13, 2011 Translated by Len Rix. First line: I seldom dream.from w...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it 6 years ago
Magda Szabó lauded as Hungary's foremost female writer was renowned in Western Europe for her powerful prose and memorable heroines. She won France's Prix Femina Étranger for The Door in 2003; it is considered her most notable achievement. Written in 1987, the Door tells the story of the strange and...
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