Shimmering Details, Volume II: A Memoir (Hardcover)

Shimmering Details, Volume II: A Memoir By Péter Nádas, Judith Sollosy (Translated by) Cover Image
By Péter Nádas, Judith Sollosy (Translated by)
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The magnum opus of one of Europe’s greatest living writers.

In Shimmering Details, Volume II, Péter Nádas delves deeper into his and his parents’ lives during the tumultuous years spanning the rise of Hungarian communism in 1948 to the brutal suppression of the 1956 uprising. Zeroing in on this critical period—which overlapped with the formative years of his childhood—Nádas concludes his monumental history of a family whose own experiences and fortunes are deeply intertwined with two centuries of Hungarian history.

This second volume is a composite portrait of life lived at the nexus of world-historical forces—a jewel-like study that holds up different facets of the human experience to the light of Nádas’s singular prose style. What emerges is a memoir of unusual insight and exceptional power. Hailed by Deborah Eisenberg as an “extraordinary writer,” Nádas has confirmed his place among Europe’s greatest living authors.

About the Author

Péter Nádas is the author of the novels A Book of Memories, The End of a Family Story, and Love. He lives in Gombosszeg, in western Hungary.

Praise For…

"Nádas, one of the greatest living writers, recognizes, on one hand, that there is no escape from or outside of history—its vast horrors and deep ironies—and simultaneously that the imaginative writer has a responsibility to subjectivity: the minute particulars of experience that are too fine-grained for the historian tracking the rise and fall of nations and empires." —Matthew Gasda, Compact

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374611644
ISBN-10: 0374611645
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 528
Language: English