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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Texas Bookman
Publication date March 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780704301504
ISBN-10 0704301504
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Original list price $3.98
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Anna Édes is a dark and deeply moving naturalistic novel, a classic work of twentieth-century Hungarian literature.

A skillful portrayal of the cruelty and emptiness of bourgeois life, Anna Édes was first published in 1926 and enthusiastically received by the intellectual coffee-house society through which it circulated. The novel was later acknowledged by authors such as Thomas Mann as a model of language and form, and in turn established Dezso Kosztolanyi as one of the most significant writers of Eastern European fiction. Anna is the hard-working and long-suffering heroine, the unhappy maid destroyed by her pitiless employers. Her tragic relationship with them is played out against the political turbulence in Budapest following the First World War. Yet her endurance and revenge are depicted with keen psychological as well as historical insight, becoming, in the words of the translator, "not merely an argument about social conditions but raised to genuine tragedy."

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from Texas Bookman (March 1, 1996)
9780704301504 | details & prices | List price $3.98
About: Anna Édes is a dark and deeply moving naturalistic novel, a classic work of twentieth-century Hungarian literature.
Reprint edition from New Directions (November 1, 1993)
9780811212557 | details & prices | 220 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Anna Édes is a dark and deeply moving naturalistic novel, a classic work of twentieth-century Hungarian literature.

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