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Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy
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Jul 07, 2009

it was amazing
Read in July, 2009

I have just finished reading this book a few minutes ago and I am still suffused by the glow of it. In the world of Gyula Krúdy, love never dies: It keeps coming back, and we are merely envelopes that contain this love. Set in the Beeches country of Northeast Hungary, Sunflower is a magical novel, with its handful of characters seeking out one another to reprise the loving moments of their lives. Eveline, Miss Maszkeradi, Almos-Dreamer, Kalman Ossuary, Pistoli -- all are memorable and mythical.

The really great books in my life, I feel that I must return to them at some point in my life. My first reading of Sunflower is, I feel, only the beginning of a conversation that will last me all my life.
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