By Antal Szerb
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Venice among the wars, a Hungarian couple on their honeymoon. yet “Venice is the place the difficulty began”—where Mihály unearths that he prefers wandering backalleys to the corporate of his bride, Erzsi. In Ravenna they're interrupted at an outside café by means of a guy who zooms up on a motorbike. it's a guy from Mihály’s earlier, with a mysterious grudge and an inexplicable call for: that Mihály hunt down a chum in their adolescence who were noticed in a procession of clergymen. open air of Florence, Mihály fails to board the educate that's to hold him and Erzsi to Rome. therefore starts off Mihály’s odyssey during the towns and geographical region of Italy and again during the formative years that haunts him. right here he's reunited with a charismatic sister and brother, Éva and Tamás, whose unusual novice theatricals have left intercourse and dying without end associated in Mihály’s brain; Ervin, a rival for Éva’s love and a Jew grew to become Catholic monk; and the fellow at the bike, János.
Antal Szerb’s dreamlike tale is a reckoning with freedom and accountability, the pulls of affection and destruction, and the ways in which the prior returns to be relived or rejected.
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