The Withering World

By Sándor Márai

Translated by John M. Ridland and Peter V. Czipott

ISBN: 9781847493316

256 pages

RRP: £14.99 £11.99


Although he is now mostly remembered as a novelist, it is as a poet and translator of poetry that Sándor Márai – the acclaimed author of Embers and Conversations in Bolzano – first made his name in the literary world.

This collection, the first and only edition of Márai’s poems in the English language – here presented in John M. Ridland’s and Peter V. Czipott’s brilliant verse translation – offers a comprehensive selection spanning the author’s whole career and exemplifying his mastery of what he considered to be the highest form of literary expression.

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This book was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The translation of this work was supported by a grant from the Petőfi Literary Museum and the Hungarian Books & Translation Office.

Sándor Márai

Sándor Márai (1900–89) was a Hungarian novelist, journalist and poet who lived in exile for the last fifty years of his life and is now considered one of his country’s major twentieth-century writers.