Esther's Inheritance

Anewly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer a tautly suspenseful story of unrequited love and its still vivid consequences twenty years later.What is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist Esther is, and has been for the than two decades since Lajos disappeared from her life Now all these years later, Lajos is returning, anAnewly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer a tautly suspenseful story of unrequited love and its still vivid consequences twenty years later.What is it to be in love with a pathological liar and fantasist Esther is, and has been for the than two decades 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 presence 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 again.
Esther s Inheritance Anewly translated novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer a tautly suspenseful story of unrequited love and its still vivid consequences twenty years later What is it to be in love with a p

  • Title: Esther's Inheritance
  • Author: Sándor Márai
  • ISBN: 9781400096664
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. A woman writing this passage on the first page sets the theme for us: “But before I die I want to write down what happened the day Lajos visited me for the last time and robbed me.” In days of old we’d call Lajos a “rake” or a “scoundrel,” but today we’d say he’s a con artist. When they were young, she was in love with him and he may have been in love with her, but if so, why did he run off and marry her sister? Now a letter from him to her appears, declaring his love for her w [...]

    2. Sándor Márai é um autor que me tem vindo a pregar partidas desde que li o seu primeiro e maravilhoso livro “As Velas Ardem Até ao Fim”. Digo isto porque depois dessa leitura memorável, não mais me consegui reencontrar com o autor. O segundo livro de Márai que li foi “Rebeldes”, um livro que parecia ter sido escrito por outra pessoa, tão diferente era o estilo em relação a “As Velas Ardem Até ao Fim”; o terceiro foi este “A Herança de Eszter” que em termos de linguagem [...]

    3. Reading this novel felt like listening to an intimate monologue of an older friend in a dimly lit room, slowly sipping coffee. Emotional, tragic, touching story dissolved in the air, making me absorb it through the skin and forming a unique warm spot for it. This place in me is covered with a blanket of human compassion and non-judgement, keeping it safe from the cold rational atmosphere, in order to preserve the light,which shows the immense domain of human nature. And although I am not defined [...]

    4. Pagina dopo pagina, parola dopo parola, stringi i pugni, perché già sai come andrà a finire: Eszter te l'ha detto sin dall'inizio come andrà a finire.Ma tu non ci vorrai credere e pagina dopo pagina, parola dopo parola, continuerai a sperare in un finale diverso, continuando a stringere i pugni per non essere costretto a guardare le mani vuote.

    5. Sándor Márai is a Hungarian author with 46 books to his credit. He came to prominence as a writer in the 1930s. During World War II he was deeply anti-Fascist; his wife was Jewish. He fled Communist Hungary for Italy in 1948, and he later emigrated to the United States. His work was not published in English until the 1990s. Esther's Inheritance was written in 1939. The book was translated by the poet George Szirtes.Márai's writing is beautifully lyrical, rich, and expressive. The book tells t [...]

    6. I complain about there being no POMO. I Sshhh myself. But there are no abrupt shifts. Where are those sharp slaying edges? Sshhh, I repeat. I know it's no use. I know him. He'll keep turning the pages. He's full of hope and patience. I slur a remark. How could he have heard? I hate it when he presses a finger against his lips, snatching away my popcorn and making threats neither of us believe he will or can carry out. I read with him one eye open. By the time I open the other it is too late.On t [...]

    7. "Wird Lajos wieder siegen und seinen letzten großen Betrug abschließen?" JA! (Rezi fertig :)Mir fehlen hier, was nicht so oft vorkommt, die Worte. Ich hatte etwas Ähnliches wie "Die Glut" erwartet und wurde doch ziemlich enttäuscht. (Die Taschentücher dürfen gezückt werden)Eszter läßt mich ratlos zurück. Ich kann ihre Haltung nicht nachvollziehen. Sie verliebt sich in jungen Jahren in Lajos, einen Schwindler, Betrüger und Frauenbetörer, möchte ihn gerne heiraten. Lajos heiratet jedo [...]

    8. 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 exten [...]

    9. Selten klappte ich ein Buch mit derartigem verblüfften heiligen Zorn zu wie dieses, denn alle inneren Antriebe der Hauptprotagonistin zu ihren völlig wahnwitzigen selbstzerstörerischen Handlungen sind so unglaubwürdig und wurden mir einfach vom Autor überhaupt nicht erklärt. Da hilft es auch nichts, dass das Buch von einem Schriftsteller aus einer anderen Zeit und Generation vor der Emanzipation stammt, in der die Frauen allesamt noch gefügige arme Hascherln warn, aber so dämlich, sich w [...]

    10. 4,5Me encanta cómo escribe Sándor Márai, para mí leerle es siempre una maravilla y este caso no es una excepción.La historia de amor de Eszter es tan conmovedora como irritante, tan incomprensible como lógica.La descripción psicológica de los personajes es perfecta y los diálogos y pensamientos que mantienen son el reflejo de su naturaleza, de su carácter, tan bien expresados que, aunque algunos razonamientos puedan parecerte imposibles, tienes que rendirte a la coherencia de la evoluc [...]

    11. Ci sono libri che dopo 700 pagine ti lasciano un vuoto immenso, ed altri che con solo 100 pagine ti riempiono il cuore di emozioni. Anche questo è Sandor Marai

    12. A Herança de Eszter é, depois de As Velas Ardem Até ao Fim, o segundo livro que leio do escritor húngaro Sándor Márai. Uma das coisas que mais apreciei (em ambos os livros) foi a forma como o autor conta a história, insinuando antes de revelar, levando-nos a nós, leitores, a ir escrevendo mentalmente a história antes de esta nos aparecer preto no branco. Não há reviravoltas nem inflexões inesperadas, mas o interesse é mantido porque o véu vai sendo levantado de uma forma doseada co [...]

    13. Another brilliant Márai example for the economy of words. Meant, I think, for persons of age, older people who have already had a life and either made something of it or left it unrequited. I am not convinced a younger person would derive any great pleasure from reading this book or be enlightened enough by it to actually change their direction. It seems to me that a long accomplishment would enhance the reading and offer a like-minded view of long living. Of course, it is possible, that a youn [...]

    14. Um livro rápido, instrospectivo e repleto de sentimentos e emoções. Do mesmo autor, já havia lido "As Velas Ardem até ao Fim", que adorei e ao qual dei 5 estrelas e, neste sentido, este livro como que me desiludiu. Não me disse muito, apesar de toda a carga dramática ao redor da nossa protagonista, Ezster, uma mulher que recebe uma (ansiada) visita, que a faz desenrolar o fio das memórias, perder-se nas recordações e desistir de pensar, após meter o dedo na ferida.A melhor parte deste [...]

    15. "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 us."(p 53)When 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 yea [...]

    16. "Si vive, e nel frattempo si ripara, si aggiusta, si edifica e più tardi qualche volta si distrugge la propria esistenza; ma con il passare del tempo ci si accorge che l'insieme, così come si è formato a causa degli errori e grazie all'intervento del caso, non è modificabile."E di nuovo mi trovo ad adorare la scrittura di Marai. Per me potrebbe aver scritto descrizioni di sgabuzzini, e le leggerei comunque; è uno di quegli autori di cui leggerei tutto, indipendentemente dal contenuto. Che q [...]

    17. Um livro onde apetece entrar história dentro e partir a cara à chapada ao personagem Lajos. Impressionante a revolta que cria. Mas que filho da puta! Um burlão sem qualquer escrúpulo, manipulador, sedutor, sem pingo de moral. O primeiro livro que leio onde realmente me apetece transformar em carne picada uma personagem.!Vale a pena ser lido. A personagem amoral Lajos é daquelas que ficam para sempre.Este livro está com uma pontuação de 3,47 no , A sombra do Vento 4,20!!! Puta que pariu, [...]

    18. Das Vermächtnis der Eszter als politische Parabel – Versuch einer alternativen Lesart.Mein dritter Sandor Marai und so weit das Buch mit dem geringsten Lesevergnügen. Ich habe keine Probleme damit, erstens ist das Buch herzlich kurz und zweitens gibt es, gerade im Vergleich mit anderen Werken dieses Autors, einige nicht zu unterschätzende Erkenntnisse, auch wenn sich die eher einstellen, wenn sich das erste Missvergnügen über eine komplett enttäuschende Erzählerin gelegt hat, die zwar z [...]

    19. Aih, aih, aih, Sandor, mi sei caduto sul finale!Che una scrittrice, donna, sappia interpretare perfettamente i miei pensieri, le mie emozioni, le mie paure lo trovo sublime e riesco a intravedere in questo la mano del talento. Ma quando lo fa uno scrittore, uomo, lo trovo inquietante, ma splendido. Ecco: Marai lo fa per tutto il libro raccontando in prima persona i pensieri di Estzer con una capacità diabolica. Quasi per tutto il libro. Poi, alla fine, meno male, scade in uno stereotipo che me [...]

    20. I am developing a minor obsession with Sandor Marai novels. This one is on par with the brilliance of Embers, which delighted me since I was a bit disappointed with The Rebels. There is such a gorgeous compressed emotional language in his writing that gives it an air of poetry rather than prose. Properly speaking, I would class this as a novella ; it’s short in length and time frame and deals with a single main theme - the lies others tell us and the lies we tell ourselves. But from that one t [...]

    21. It seems that Marai's novels (based on the two I have read) are based on moral crises of a high order, and always lit by candlelight. The English translation of Embers caused a stir when it was published in 2001. Now Esther's Inheritance, which was written in 1939, was likewise turned into English in 2008 by the same excellent translator, George Szirtes.Picture to yourself two aging women living by themselves when lightning strikes. The former love of one of them, an irresponsible Harold Skimpol [...]

    22. Encontré este libro una tarde mientras caminaba a casa, justo saliendo del metro San Pedro de los Pinos, en la ciudad de México. Como en muchos otros puntos de la ciudad, en la esquina de una calle se encontraba un padre y su hijo vendiendo libros de segunda mano. Así, como buena compradora compulsiva, eché un vistazo a los títulos y me atrajo la portada de "La Herencia de Eszter" así como el breve resumen de la novela. Con 20 pesos, la transacción quedó cerrada.Si bien compré la novela [...]

    23. Sabe quando você lê um livro e gosta tanto que compra – cega e obsessivamente - todos os outros do autor? Foi o que aconteceu quando li As Brasas, comprei tudo que encontrei de Sándor Márai, e não me arrependo.O Legado de Ester foi escrito uns poucos anos antes de As Brasas, e eu diria que é como uma prévia do que viria a ser a obra-prima do escritor. Como sempre, o enredo é muito simples e o foco está na condição humana, nos sentimentos, nos comportamentos.Ester e Nunu, uma antiga [...]

    24. Eszter, la protagonista che narra la storia, vive un'esistenza silenziosa e appartata nell'attesa del ritorno del suo unico e incompiuto amore, Lajos: uno spregevole dongiovanni, un bugiardo, spergiuro e debitore perenne che vent'anni prima l'aveva ingannata e alla fine aveva sposato, senza amore, Vilma, la sorella di Eszter.Eszter da vent’anni insegue nel ricordo questo suo grande amore e attende il ritorno di Lajos per avere la spiegazione di quel gesto che ha sospeso la sua esistenza. Alla [...]

    25. Es la primera novela que leo de Márai y me dio bastante qué pensar. Primero, debo decir que la prosa es tan fluida que lo leí en una sola sentada antes de dormirme. Luego, cosas más puntuales:* Al principio me frité un poco con la idea de ir construyendo una imagen del antagonista como un culebrero de los mil demonios que se sale con la suya siempre, frente al cual nadie tiene voluntad ni poder. Empecé un poco a aburrirme con el aparente patetismo de Eszter y su resignación a un "destino" [...]

    26. Evidentemente quello dell’attesa è un tema caro a Márai; qui tuttavia viene sviluppato in tono meno convincente rispetto a “Le braci”. Anche i protagonisti non appaiono delineati con sufficiente vigore, risultando in tal modo sciapi e diafani, privi insomma di quella concretezza di presenza e di temperamento che consente ai grandi personaggi letterari di emergere dalla pagina scritta per proiettarsi nella realtà. Senza dubbio al mio mancato apprezzamento di questo romanzo, che pure ha i [...]

    27. "Aslında bu dünyada hiçbir şey zamanında yaşanmaz; yaşam bize , önceden öngörüp de hazırlıklı olarak beklediğimiz hiçbir şeyi vermez. Bu düzensizlik , bu gecikme insana uzun süre acı verir. Birinin biZimle oynadığı duygusuna kapılırız , ancak günün birinde gerçekte her şeyin mükemmel bir disiplin ve düzen içinde işlediğinin ayırdına varırız."Macaristan 'lı yazar Marai, bu romanında insan ilişkilerindeki o kaçınılmaz belirsizliği, duyguların havada s [...]

    28. This is a short, and beautifully written book. It begins with Esther three years after the story begins, who has decided to write down what happened when Lajos returned and stole everything.It was first published in its original Hungarian in 1939, the year the second world war began. Márai was profoundly anti-fascist. Whilst there are no obvious allusions to fascism or Nazism, the novel is I believe an allusion to what had been happening within Europe during the 1930’s.Lajos calmly walked bac [...]

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