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Iza's Ballad
by Magda Szabo and George Szirtes and George Szirtes


Overview - From the author of The Door , selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2015

An NYRB Classics Original

Like Magda Szab 's internationally acclaimed novel The Door , Iza's Ballad is a striking story of the relationship between two women, in this case a mother and a daughter.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From the author of The Door, selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2015

An NYRB Classics Original

Like Magda Szab 's internationally acclaimed novel The Door, Iza's Ballad is a striking story of the relationship between two women, in this case a mother and a daughter. Ettie, the mother, is old and from an older world than the rapidly modernizing Communist Hungary of the years after World War II. From a poor family and without formal education, Ettie has devoted her life to the cause of her husband, Vince, a courageous magistrate who had been blacklisted for political reasons before the war. Iza, their daughter, is as brave and conscientious as her father: Active in the resistance against the Nazis, she is now a doctor and a force for progress. Iza lives and works in Budapest, and when Vince dies, she is quick to bring Ettie to the city to make sure her mother is close and can be cared for. She means to do everything right, and Ettie is eager to do everything to the satisfaction of the daughter she is so proud of. But good intentions aside, mother and daughter come from two different worlds and have different ideas of what it means to lead a good life. Though they struggle to accommodate each other, increasingly they misunderstand and hurt each other, and the distance between them widens into an abyss. . . .

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781681370347
  • ISBN-10: 1681370344
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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