· Journey by Moonlight || À PDF Read by ↠ Antal Szerb Len Rix

  • Title: Journey by Moonlight
  • Author: Antal Szerb Len Rix
  • ISBN: 9781590177730
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback

  • An NYRB Classics Original Venice between the wars, a Hungarian couple on their honeymoon But Venice is where the trouble began where Mih ly finds that he prefers wandering backalleys to the company of his bride, Erzsi In Ravenna they are interrupted at an outdoor caf by a man who zooms up on a motorcycle It is a man from Mih ly s past, with a mysterious grudge andAn NYRB Classics Original Venice between the wars, a Hungarian couple on their honeymoon But Venice is where the trouble began where Mih ly finds that he prefers wandering backalleys to the company of his bride, Erzsi In Ravenna they are interrupted at an outdoor caf by a man who zooms up on a motorcycle It is a man from Mih ly s past, with a mysterious grudge and an inexplicable demand that Mih ly seek out a friend of their childhood who had been spotted in a procession of monks Outside of Florence, Mih ly fails to board the train that is to carry him and Erzsi to Rome Thus begins Mih ly s odyssey through the cities and countryside of Italy and back through the youth that haunts him Here he is reunited with a charismatic sister and brother, va and Tam s, whose strange amateur theatricals have left sex and death forever linked in Mih ly s mind Ervin, a rival for va s love and a Jew turned Catholic monk and the man on the motorcycle, J nos.Antal Szerb s dreamlike story is a reckoning with freedom and responsibility, the pulls of love and destruction, and the ways that the past returns to be relived or rejected.
    Antal Szerb Len Rix
    Szerb was born in 1901 to assimilated Jewish parents in Budapest, but baptized Catholic He studied Hungarian, German and later English, obtaining a doctorate in 1924 From 1924 to 1929 he lived in France and Italy, also spending a year in London, England.As a student he published essays on Georg Trakl and Stefan George, and quickly established a formidable reputation as a scholar, writing erudite studies of William Blake and Henrik Ibsen among other works Elected President of the Hungarian Literary Academy in 1933 aged just 32 , he published his first novel, The Pendragon Legend which draws upon his personal experience of living in Britain the following year His second and best known work, Utas s holdvil g, known in English as Journey by Moonlight, came out in 1937 He was made a Professor of Literature at the University of Szeged the same year He was twice awarded the Baumgarten Prize, in 1935 and 1937.In 1941 he published a History of World Literature which continues to be authoritative today He also published a volume on novel theory and a book about the history of Hungarian literature Given numerous chances to escape antisemitic persecution as late as 1944 , he chose to remain in Hungary, where his last novel, a Pirandellian fantasy about a king staging a coup against himself, then having to impersonate himself, Oliver VII, was published in 1942 It was passed off as a translation from the English, as no Jewish work could have been printed at the time.Szerb was deported to a concentration camp late in 1944, and was beaten to death there in January 1945, at the age of 43.


    Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    Ο Ταξιδιώτηςπαρέα με με έναν αυτόχειρα φιλόσοφο της ουτοπίας, μια τραγικά μοιραία γυναίκα,έναν απόλυτο εραστή της ποίησης και της απομόνωσης και έναν επαγγελματία φίλο με έμφυτο ταλέντο στην εκμετάλλευση των πάντων. Το φεγγαρόφωτοπαρέα με τους νεανικούς έρωτες,την ξενοι [...]

    Antal Szerb manages with his novel “Yolcu ve Ayisigi” to set a deep regressive element, the unfulfilled dreams of youth, which shape the life of every adult in some way. This psychological novel captivates with its diversity. In beautiful sentences Antal Szerb illustrates the Tuscan Villages and the Umbrain villages. He writes wonderfully calm, poetic and full of symbolism and each sentence is a pleasure to read. The book describes the process of self-discovery, because each of the described [...]

    The odds that I will finish this book are, according to most statisticians, negligible, so I should just dispense with the charade and chuck this bitch on the discard pile. It's currently on the far side of my bedside table, where it continues to collect a thin layer of what I would call picturesque dust. I look at it before I go to sleep every night, but only out of the corner of my eyes, because it silently accuses me of failure, and as the days go by its silence grows louder and louder and mo [...]

    Gorkem Y
    Yolcu ve Ayışığı, tarif edilmesi çok zor bir kitap. Öncelikle içerik bakımından, birçok farklı temayı içinde barındıran ve bundan 80 yıl önce yayımlanmasına rağmen (ilk basımı 1937) tartıştığı her kavram günümüzde aynen devam eden çağının üstü bir büyük eser. Kararsız, ne mutlu ne mutsuz, hiçbir türün içine sığmayacak kadar özel bir kitap. Kitabın kendi içindeki her element, birbiriyle o kadar sağlam bir şekilde birbirine geçirilmiş bir durumd [...]

    First of all, let me tell you as a Hungarian who read the novel both in Hungarian and in English that the translation is simply brilliant. Len Rix, did full credit to the original text and Antal Szerb's genius. So, praising the translation to the skies was the easy part. The hard part is, why I love this book so much.There are people who like entertaining the idea that they are simply not of this world. The main character, Mihály certainly likes to think of himself as such a person. In his yout [...]

    Nickolas the Kid
    Ο Μιχαγι είναι ένας εσωστρεφής και ιδιόρρυθμος χαρακτήρας. Η Έρζι είναι μια γυναίκα που διακατέχεται από τα πάθη της και χωρίζει τον βαθύπλουτο σύζυγό της για να παντρευτεί τον Μίχαγι. Ένα τέτοιο ζευγάρι δεν μπορεί παρά να χωρίσει μέσα στον μήνα του μέλιτός του. Ο Μιχάγι δι [...]

    This is the sort of book I love that you come across somewhere (in this case, a castle library in Italy) and feel sure that it was hiding there all this time, waiting for you to find it. The author is Hungarian, and the novel was originally published in 1937; its English translation appeared in 2000. 'Journey by Moonlight' is unlike any novel I've read: the atmosphere is both dreamy & descriptive, rich in history and detail. The characters are interesting, and the dialogue is excellent. It's [...]

    To step off. The train. The bus. The world. The marriage. Surely you've thought of it.This is Europe before World War II. But that's not essential to the story. Mussolini is mentioned but he has no moment. It is not that kind of allegory.It is Mihály who steps off, stepping off the train during his honeymoon in Italy. He leaves his new bride Erzsi on the train. It seems an accident when Mihály steps off, but it is no accident. There was a group of friends in Mihály's impressionable years. Of [...]

    Roger Brunyate
    Self-DiscoveryI'm not sure how well I can review this; it was the right book at the wrong time—though the fact that it was able to sustain my interest for over a week, when I could only manage a few pages a day, speaks well for it. But how much better if I could have given it the space it needs,while at the same time reading quickly enough to appreciate its grand formal arch! I would have made a point of noting down Szerb's marvelous observations on life, death, and Italian culture, though I a [...]

    Over the last few years I’ve had a lot of pleasure and satisfaction from books set in and around Eastern Europe*. I was inspired to seek more interesting Eastern European books, and so it was that I came across Journey by Moonlight.At the time of writing, the most liked review of Journey by Moonlight on GoodReads, and the third most liked review, were from readers who were unable to finish this book. That concerned me. I do not have much patience with "difficult" books. I adore beautiful, atmo [...]

    Lorenzo Berardi
    The first time I've heard about Antal Szerb was no more than two months ago. Since then, I managed to put my hands onto all the novels by Szerb translated into English, whose number equals to three.I had the luck to make a good catch while visiting an Oxfam charity shop in lovely Bath, UK. Bless the kind reader who donated Szerb's novels to Oxfam! 'Journey by Moonlight' ('Utas és holdvilág'), published in 1937, is widely considered as Szerb's masterpiece, but I must confess that I liked 'The P [...]

    Journey by Moonlight is an apt title for this surreal story about a Hungarian man, Mihaly, longing for the world of his youth and taking an emotional journey to his future. He had made the effort to live a conventional middle-class life, work in finance in a family firm, and marry a proper woman. On their honeymoon in Italy, Mihaly mixes up the trains and finds himself separated from his wife. He wonders if the marriage was a mistake, and does not try to find her.It's an opportunity to escape hi [...]

    this is beautifully written but somehow it did not resonate with me. set in Europe between the wars it tells the tale of a newly married man who has unresolved issues from his pasthe ends up deserting his wife whilst they are on honeymoon in Italy (they are from Hungary), what an utter cad. following this he mooches around Italy in a funk, while friends from his past flit in and out, a monk, borderline gangster and his unrequited love who it turns out has murdered her brotherwifey ends up in Par [...]

    Ben Winch
    Boy, am I ever having a problem finishing books lately! This one has almost grabbed me, and I've made it to within 50 pages of its 230-page end, but I can't help noticing it's been almost grabbing me since I started it, with no increase in my interest since. Granted, it's hard to read when you've just fallen in love, with a woman with three rowdy sons, and moved house 1000kms, and when you're not absorbed in deep conversation or communion or trying to entertain or discipline children can hardly [...]

    Teresa Proença
    "Tigre, Tigre, brilho ardente,Lá nas florestas da noite;Que olho, que mão traçaria Tua feroz simetria?Em que infernos, em que céusArde o fogo dos teus olhos?Que fole o pôde soprar?Que mão tal fogo agarrar?()"— William Blake, Cantigas da Experiência"Os olhos dele pareciam os de um animal, e davam-lhe a sensação de segurança. Sim, este homem gosta de mulheres mas não de uma maneira gratuita não gosta delas por ser homem, mas por elas serem mulheres amáveis, que merecem ser amadas. S [...]

    Chuck LoPresti
    Very intelligent and well read author. His light touch but weighty contemplation reminds me of Proust and Walser. He is compared to Schulz but I think that's most likely due to their shared tragic deaths. This is a book of intrigues but it won't be off-putting to those that abhore such typical subjects because the writing is so skilled. The quality of Hungarian writers such as Krudy, Kostolanyi and Krasznahorkai are no longer a secret to the informed reader but it might be Szerb that tops them a [...]

    Sam Schulman
    Still reading, but if you read only one pretentiously titled and obscurely-middle-European-authored book this year, or perhaps in your life, it should be this small masterpiece by Szerb (killed in 1943), of whom I - I! - had never heard. To describe the plot - with world-weary Hungarian newlyweds on a honeymoon in 1930s Italy, memories of a beautiful brother-and-sister set of schoolfriends from Buda - or perhaps Pest - on the verge of incest, and with suicides, another schoolfriend who becomes a [...]

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    Jim Coughenour
    Foied vinom pipafo, cra carefo.A Faliscan saying, meaning "Enjoy the wine today, tomorrow there'll be none." Szerb quotes it twice in this short novel, and it's as good an epigraph as any for Journey by Moonlight's comic melancholy.It took me three tries to get into this novel, but then its sad humorous charm began to work on me and I couldn't put it down. Mostly it's told from the bemused perspective of Mihály, a failed conformist from Budapest who deserts his new wife on their Italian honeymo [...]

    I loved this book, and Antal Szerb is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. The story itself is quite absurd, though mostly in a good way, but the real thing for me was the writing. It's beautiful, creates a fascinating atmosphere and every now and then, when you least expect it, you bump into some random sentence that cracks you up or is thought-provoking or otherwise impressive.The feeling I got from this was somehow quite close to Daphne du Maurier's novels, though Szerb adds more hum [...]

    P. 163- "Os olhos de Mihály encheram-se de lágrimas. Aqui descansa Keats, o maior poeta de todos os tempos mesmo que não tenha sentido essa emoção, porque o corpo há muito tempo desapareceu e os seus poemas guardam mais fielmente a sua alma do que qualquer túmulo. Mas é grandioso e tipicamente inglês o modo tão inocentemente falso de respeitar a sua última vontade, mas ao mesmo tempo indicar claramente debaixo de que lápide estava Keats a descansar."P. 258- "A vida não é uma forma, [...]

    João Reis
    An excellent novel by Antal Szerb which can be read in several different ways: as a nostalgic effort to revive youth and its obscure longings, such as an erotic wish for death; as an individual fight against conformism and the herd-like qualities of the masses; as a travel-novel set in 1937 Italy. The writing is clear and appealing and there are some compelling ideas throughout the book. (The only clumsy aspect is probably the too much frequent meetings of friends in foreign environment.)

    Richard Newton
    Well written, unusual, original, occasionally deeply insightful into human nature and overall an enjoyable read. So very good - but it is not a masterpiece. Sometimes the characters are a little 2 dimensional and the storyline in parts feels forced. These are forgivable as I say it is very good, but I don’t think quite as wonderful as some reviews imply.

    I don't really have words for why I loved this book so much. There are a lot of things about it that I can see not appealing to people, but somehow I really adored it. The atmosphere is very strong and I love all the travelling in Europe and brooding about life and death and the displays of the author's huge cultural knowledge that don't come across as snobbish but just natural. Mihály is quite an antihero, but I can't help liking him - perhaps just more so because it's nice to for once read ab [...]

    The actual novel is not as good as the cover art. The prose is in translationese, the plot artificial, the characters are somewhat cardboardish. Could have skipped this one. Finished more out of guilt than necessity.

    Ana Carvalheira
    “Viajante à Luz da Lua” é antes de tudo, pese embora todos os adjetivos que o possam qualificar, um livro admirável sobre o inconformismo que, em determinada altura, acaba por afetar a todos nós, seres viventes, racionais mas sensíveis. Mas trata-se também de uma história em que a nostalgia de tempos passados assume-se quase como a personagem principal de um enredo em que, devido a sua atualidade, reside a sua magnificência. Quem nunca pensou em transformar-se, reestruturando toda a [...]

    I loved this elegant ride through a strange and haunting Italy as a man is separated from his wife (on honeymoon). Absorbing, dreamlike, wonderful, but unsettling too. found this in my 2003 notebook: absorbed to the hilt by this Hungarian take on Italy during the 30s lovely, aching with indecision and love, eroticism, steeped in history

    Every January, I read books only by authors I have never before read. This month, the biggest surprise was my countryman Antal Szerb, whose Journey by Moonlight is a strange amalgam of depression and gentle irony. Mihaly (Michael) and Erszi (Elizabeth) are on their honeymoon in Italy. Strange things keep happening. Mihaly's youth in Budapest keeps coming back to haunt him. When he steps off the train for a coffee at a station, he takes the wrong train, with him going to Perugia and Erszi to Rome [...]

    Hace mucho tiempo que no leo algo tan oscuro. Es una novela sobre la muerte, sobre querer/aceptar morir, sobre los muertos que están presentes. Escrita por un judío humanista en el año 1936, en algún lugar de Europa. Trata sobre un húngaro burgués que huye de su mujer en plena luna de miel. Se dedica a vagar por Italia. ¿Por qué Italia? Porque está muriendo y porque se siente atraído a las formas en que los pueblos se relacionan con sus fantasmas. Si la considero una gran novela es jus [...]

    Justin Evans
    This is very confusing--Szerb's book reminds me so much of the English novel* (of the ironic-E. M. Forster paradigm), but is just slightly off. This might have something to do with the problems of translation; the prose just isn't that crisp, and the gentle-irony thing does depend on the crisp prose thing. Other confusions include the deep religiosity ('spirituality', if you must), which is equally unlikely in the Forsterian world, and the marketing, which isn't Szerb's fault, but rest assured t [...]

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