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The Resource The door, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith

The door, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith

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The door
Title
The door
Statement of responsibility
Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
"The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer"--
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Summary
"The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer"--
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Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2015
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10399392
Cataloging source
DLC
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1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szabó, Magda
Dewey number
894/.51133
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rix, L. B.
  • Smith, Ali
  • Szabó, Magda
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True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Housekeepers
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Political science
  • Women
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
Target audience
adult
Label
The door, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Hungarian in 1987 as 'Az Ajto' by Magveto. This translation first published in Great Britain in 2005 by Harvill Secker"-- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1078710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781590177716
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014034376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590177716
  • (OCoLC)880370198
Label
The door, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix ; introduction by Ali Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Hungarian in 1987 as 'Az Ajto' by Magveto. This translation first published in Great Britain in 2005 by Harvill Secker"-- t.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1078710
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781590177716
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014034376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590177716
  • (OCoLC)880370198

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