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La porta

La porta

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  • Language : Catalan Valencian
  • Page : 272 pages

Som a Hongria, als anys cinquanta Una escriptora contracta com a dona de fer feines la conserge de l edifici del costat, Emerence, una dona molt vella, aspra i silenciosa, autorit ria i misteriosa.

Author Magda Szab

Magda Szab was a Hungarian writer, arguably Hungary s foremost female novelist She also wrote dramas, essays, studies, memories and poetry.Born in Debrecen, Szab graduated at the University of Debrecen as a teacher of Latin and of Hungarian She started working as a teacher in a Calvinist all girl school in Debrecen and H dmez v s rhely Between 1945 and 1949 she was working in the Ministry of

La porta Reviews (31)

  • How on earth could the telling of the life and character of an aged Hungarian cleaning lady feel so eerily uncanny Because, do not be mistaken, this is not a mystery book This is a novel about the relationship between two women an illiterate servant and her considerably younger employer, a writer Th [..]

  • The Door by Magda Szabo is a fictionalized autobiography of the author s relationship with her octogenarian housekeeper named Emerence Szerebas A goodreads friend from Hungary recommended this novel to me because she sees that I enjoy reading women authors from around the globe Szabo wrote many priz [..]

  • Magda Szab s The Door an intense story, a haunting story, a fiercely compelling story of the relationship between two women living in a Hungarian village Magda, a married writer and Emerence, a mysterious housekeeper possessing qualities of epic proportions To my eye the above portrait by Hun [..]

  • I know now, what I didn t then, that affection can t always be expressed in calm, orderly, articulate ways and that one cannot prescribe the form it should take for anyone else. What an unusual sort of book and a very peculiar relationship examined therein between Magda, the narrator of The [..]

  • I still don t know how she fitted so much living into one life.Hope and despair go hand in hand whenever I try to form a rather fragmentary sketch of a far off Hungarian landscape It is one place which has become an essential part of my past as well as prospective literary sojourns and when [..]

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