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Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 128 pages

The hallucinatory, unforgettable account of a moment - or an eternity - in an uncertain love affair

The man has actually come to tell his lover that he wants to leave her, but as soon as he walks in he realizes he won't be able to tell her. The woman rolls a joint. They smoke it. And as they drift into another state of mind, he approaches the border zones between being and nonbeing, between living and imagining, or is it between life and death?

From the acclaimed author of A Book of Memories we now have this unsettling and strangely beautiful exploration of the impossibility of love. The mysterious musicality and physical intensity of the narration will be familiar to readers of Nadas's other fiction, but Love is a radical new departure.


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"All things considered, madness is nothing but one's permanent irreconcilability with time." This appears to be the main point of "Love", although I'm not entirely sure. The book is essentially a very ... Read full review

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Péter Nádas was born in Budapest in 1942. His work has been translated into twelve languages. The author of A Book of Memories (FSG, 1998) and The End of a Family Story (FSG, 1999), he lives in the village of Gombosszeg, Hungary.

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