Author(s): Péter Nádas
The hallucinatory, unforgettable account of a moment - or an eternity - in an uncertain love affair
The man has actually come to tell his lover that he wants to leave her, but as soon as he walks in he realizes he won't be able to tell her. The woman rolls a joint. They smoke it. And as they drift into another state of mind, he approaches the border zones between being and nonbeing, between living and imagining, or is it between life and death?
From the acclaimed author of A Book of Memories we now have this unsettling and strangely beautiful exploration of the impossibility of love. The mysterious musicality and physical intensity of the narration will be familiar to readers of Nadas's other fiction, but Love is a radical new departure.
“A magnificent work.” —Stuttgarter Zeitung
“Péter Nádas, one of Hungary's pre-eminent literary figures, has . . . transposed the novel of consciousness to the Socialist universe, and closed the gap between prewar modernism . . . and Eastern Europe.” —Eva Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review