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The Library of Babel

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Embers - Sándor Márai, Carol Brown Janeway In the very first 50 pages it reminds me quite a lot "The confusion of Young Toerless". by Musil. Let's see if Marai is able to go a step further.

in the following pages Marai is able to move away from Musil creating a very interesting and intense atmosphere of expectation.
I liked the book and there is no doubt that his author was a talented one.

And yet I have the doubt that without my fascination for the Central European culture and its lifestyle during the Austro-Hungarian heydays I would have found less reasons for feeling connected with "Embers".

That's why I am still undecided between three and four stars.