The Door (Nyrb Classics)

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One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2015

An NYRB Classics Original

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 to Hungarys 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 Magdas housekeeper and she has taken control over Magdas household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of loveat least until Magdas long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.

Len Rixs 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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