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The Story of My Wife

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Translated from the Hungarian by Ivan Sanders.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 13th 1989 by Vintage (first published 1942)
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An outstanding piece of work. Fust should have gotten the Nobel prize (he almost did). Embarrasing number of typos (especially for a Vintage International pressing of a book that's now almost 70 years old), but at least it's available in English. Sort of a lower-key cross between Dostoevsky and early Hamsun, with hints of Proust. Soldily in the vein of the early 20th century "down and out" confessional novel that says more between (and beyond) the lines than what the narrator seems to "think" he ...more
William E. Fleming
Cualquiera que lee por primera vez a este autor, verá que su prosa es caótica, loca, que parece no seguir un patrón predefinido en toda novela. Pero ahí radica el error por el cual muchos dejan la novela sin terminar. Por lo que no comprenden la prosa de este autor europeo.

Fust, juega a convertir el pensamiento de un hombre, Jakab un marinero, en papel.
La forma de pensar, de todos es del mismo estilo que esta novela, rememorando hechos que al parecer son inconexos o no hacen avanzar la trama.

what a wild ride this book is! The narrator is wildly jealous of his wife, but on very obscure grounds; and he can't stop himself imagining all kinds of things about her, but that isn't all. He goes off on one tangent after another, including his own infidelities, business adventures, his travels (he is a sea captain, at least part of the time). He is exhausting and infuriating; today we would say at the least that he's hyperactive. Towards the end he also becomes a sad, incomplete person.
Una novela intrascendente, pesada... He tardado más de tres meses en terminarla, y únicamente por vergüenza.
No he conseguido, a estas alturas, saber si lo que me contaba era interesante o no; la narración no se hilvana, no hay innovaciones técnicas, es plana, no consigue atrapar al lector.
It's about a marriage. The man tells their story. He tells about his wife who wasn't faithfull...
This novel is about an eternal triangle, so it isn't a happy story but I liked it.
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