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Vendé́gjá́té́k bolzanoban
Sándor Márai
publisher: Ré́vai, Budapest, 1940 (?)

translated as:
Conversations in Bolzano
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 2004
translation: George Szirtes

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Shaking off the enforced solitude, Casanova makes his way to Bolzano - the small village where he was dealt a cruel hand. A place full of memories, Bolzano was the scene of a moonlit duel fought with the Duke of Parma when Casanova and he were both in pursuit of the beguiling Francesca. The quest was lost and Casanova was left with three scars above his heart and one option: he could live, but only on the condition he never saw Francesca again. But now Casanova is back having secured a loan from an old friend, and is determined to win this time whilst the Duke has an offer Casanova simply cannot refuse and that just might spell his undoing.


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At a castle in the Carpathian moutains, two men meet for the first time in 41 years, having spent their lives waiting for this moment. Decades earlier an event - something to do with a betrayal and a woman - led to the friends separation but as their lives draw to a close the truth is revealed.
Conversations in Bolzano
1940 (?)
It is midnight, October 31st 1758 and Giacomo Casanova has escaped from a Venetian prison after sixteen months consigned to darkness and the underworld...
Memoir of Hungary
This memoir by exiled Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai provides a portrait of life in Hungary between the German occupation in 1944 and the solidification of Communist power in 1948.
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