The Resource Katalin Street, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

Katalin Street, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

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Katalin Street
Title
Katalin Street
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Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
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  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
In preewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events."--
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1917-2007
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Szabó, Magda
Dewey number
894/.51133
Index
no index present
LC call number
PH3351.S592
LC item number
K313 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Rix, L. B.
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New York Review Books classics
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  • Families
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
Label
Katalin Street, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
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In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781681371528
Lccn
2017008653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608497
  • 779833
  • (OCoLC)ocn966608497
  • 779833
Label
Katalin Street, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
Publication
Copyright
Note
In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781681371528
Lccn
2017008653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966608497
  • 779833
  • (OCoLC)ocn966608497
  • 779833

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