More Was Lost: A Memoir (New York Review Books Classics)

More Was Lost: A Memoir (New York Review Books Classics)


most sensible recognized for her vintage booklet Green recommendations: A author within the Garden, Eleanor Perényi led a sophisticated existence earlier than settling down in Connecticut. More used to be misplaced is a memoir of her adolescence out of the country, written within the early days of worldwide warfare II, after her go back to the U.S.. In 1937, on the age of nineteen, Perényi falls in love with a bad Hungarian baron and in brief order acquires either a identify and a suffering state property on the fringe of the Carpathians. She throws herself into this existence with zeal, studying Hungarian and gazing the invisible order of the Czech rule, the resentment of the local Ruthenians, and the haughtiness of the dispossessed Hungarians. in the middle of giant political upheaval, Perényi and her husband stay steadfast of their dedication to their new existence, an alliance that may quickly be validated by means of the battle. With old-fashioned frankness and wit, Perényi recounts this poignant story of the way much was received and what sort of extra used to be misplaced.

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