shop by
Category
items
0 

Sunflower (Paperback)

Author: Krudy, Gyula

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

"Who had been unhappy in these parts? Whose life had turned sunflower-like toward the sun of happiness, and whose melancholy head hung low, before its time, during the springtime storms?" -Sunflower
Like his contemporaries Hugo von Hofmannsthal in Vienna and young Rainer Maria Rilke in Prague, Gyula Krudy in fin-de-siecle Budapest wrote magical, incantatory prose that embodied his nation's destiny. Budapest was a thriving modern metropolis just emerging from an Old World of witchcraft, honor, and passion, and Krudy's reveries capture that uniquely Hungarian mix of sophistication and magic.
In Sunflower, one of Krudy's great masterpieces, young Eveline returns to her country estate to escape the memory of her desperate love for Kalman, an unscrupulous charmer. Almos-Dreamer waits there, with his melancholy and his love for her; the beautiful and angry Maszkeradi visits, to a Gypsy serenade from Pistoli, an aging lion from the primordial older generation of Magyar men. But as in all of Krudy's writing, the plot matters less than the inset episodes of love, seduction, and betrayal; the penetrating insight into the psychologies and desires of men and women; and the haunting details and images of the natural world rising up from the mists of the birch forests. Widely acknowledged as Hungary's greatest modern prose writer and a giant of European literature, Krudy has not yet achieved the international fame he deserves. John Batki's fine translation of Sunflower brings into English all the riches of a style that transcends national boundaries.

Specifications

Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781590171868
SKU 203834440
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1590171861
Release Date 8/14/2007
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher New York Review of Books
loading
$12.93 + $3.99 shipping
$14.95 You save $2.02 (13%)
Rakuten Super Points Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  ShopSpell
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
Buy From Other Sellers (1)
kobo
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders

WHY KOBO?

We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.

SHOPPING ON KOBO

You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT