Journey by Moonlight

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Pushkin, 2001 - Fiction - 323 pages
52 Reviews
Mihaly, the son of a bourgeois family in Budapest, is haunted by nostalgia for his bohemian youth. He seeks escape in his marriage to Erzsi. On honeymoon in Italy they are accidentally separated and Mihaly starts a mystical and dazzling journey, first in archaic Umbria and then plunging into a sensual Rome, where death and eroticism converge.

Antal Szerb was born in Budapest in 1901. Graduating in German and English, he published books on drama and poetry, studies of Ibsen and Blake, and histories of English, Hungarian, and world literature. He died in the Nazi labour camp at Balf in January 1945.

Len Rix was raised in Zimbabwe, educated at Cambridge and now teaches at Manchester Grammar School.

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User Review  - John Doherty - Goodreads

a novel that infuriated me until close to the end. mihaly is a protagonist that consistently makes decisions that leave you flabbergasted. saying that, the end is artful enough to forgive the struggle to get there. this novel excells when it is looking back. Read full review

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User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

What a wonderful piece of literature. I didn't realize at first that it's meant to be a satire, but once I did, I realized that it would make into a wonderful and funny stage play. Read full review


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