Iza's Ballad - Magda Szabo

Staff Pick

After Vince’s death, his wife and daughter struggle to support each other in this heartbreaking novel by Magda Szabo. When Iza, a well-established physician, moves her mother Ettie from her dilapidated village home into a Budapest apartment, she inadvertently strips her mother’s life of context and meaning. Ettie in turn attempts to pamper Iza in the old maternal ways, but only ends up irritating her. This novel has all the psychological complexity of Szabo’s award-winner, The Door.

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By Magda Szabo, George Szirtes (Introduction by), George Szirtes (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681370347
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 18th, 2016

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