A Book of Memories by Peter Nadas

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A psychological novel about the memory of things in Europe's recent past interweaves the first-person narratives of a young Hungarian writer, his literary creation--an egomaniacal Marxist and aesthete--and his childhood friend.

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Peter Nadas was born in Budapest in 1942. His work has been translated into twelve languages. The author of A Book of Memories (FSG, 1998) and The End of a Family Story (FSG, 1999), he lives in the village of Gombosszeg, Hungary. Ivan Sanders is a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint and independent consultant focused on delivering Microsoft SharePoint solutions.
Published January 1, 1997 by Jonathan Cape. 576 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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In the first of several separate narratives, the writer describes his troubled youth during the 1950s, focusing on his explosive relations with his pro-communist father, a state prosecutor who committed suicide in 1956 (as did N†das's own father)--and also recounts his Bohemian lifestyle some 20 ...

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