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Szabó, Magda 1917-2007

Works: 343 works in 1,631 publications in 18 languages and 7,024 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree, Scenarist
Classifications: PH3351.S592, 894.51133
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Magda Szabó
The door by Magda Szabó( Book )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer"--
Iza's ballad by Magda Szabó( Book )

58 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Ettie's husband dies, her daughter, Iza, insists that she give up the family house in the countryside and move to Budapest. Displaced from her community and her home, Ettie tries to find her place in this new life. Iza's Ballad is the story of a woman who loses her life's companion and a mother trying to get close to a daughter whom she has never truly known. It is about the meeting of the old-fashioned and the modern worlds and the beliefs we construct over a lifetime. Beautifully translated by the poet George Szirtes, this is a profoundly moving novel with the unforgettable power of Magda Szabo's award-winning The Door"--
Katalin Street by Magda Szabó( Book )

48 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events.--
Hungarian short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fawn by Magda Szabó( Book )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freskó by Magda Szabó( Book )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the pig-killing by Magda Szabó( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of passion, murder, poverty and corruption - a family tragedy related in interior monologues
Tell Sally by Magda Szabó( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sallys far dør, og hun bliver alene med en uforstående mor. I sin sorg møder hun en kold og indviklet voksenverden, som hun dog klarer sig igennem
Régimódi történet : regény by Magda Szabó( Book )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mózes egy, huzzonkettő by Magda Szabó( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om generationsmodsætninger i nogle ungarske familier
De deur by Magda Szabó( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in Dutch and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een schrijfster in Boedapest kijkt terug op het leven van haar excentrieke huishoudster
Il vecchio pozzo by Magda Szabó( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Születésnap : regény by Magda Szabó( Book )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in Hungarian and German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A szemlélök by Magda Szabó( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danaida, regény by Magda Szabó( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ples v maskah by Magda Szabó( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvók futása by Magda Szabó( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in Hungarian and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abigél by Magda Szabó( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ballade d'Iza by Magda Szabó( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman familial. Roman de société
La porta by Magda Szabó( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

È un rapporto molto conflittuale, fatto di continue rotture e difficili riconciliazioni, a legare la narratrice a Emerenc Szeredàs, la donna che la aiuta nelle faccende domestiche. La padrona di casa, una scrittrice inadatta ad affrontare i problemi della vita quotidiana, fatica a capire il rigido moralismo di Emerenc, ne subisce le spesso indecifrabili decisioni, non sa cosa pensare dell'alone di mistero che ne circonda l'esistenza e soprattutto la casa, con quella porta che nessuno può varcare. In un crescendo di rivelazioni scopre che le scelte spesso bizzarre e crudeli, ma sempre assolutamente coerenti dell'anziana donna, affondano in un destino segnato dagli avvenimenti più drammatici del Novecento
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The door
Katalin Street
Alternative Names
Magda Szabó

Magda Szabó écrivaine hongroise

Magda Szabó escriptora hongaresa

Magda Szabó escritora húngara

Magda Szabó Hongaars schrijfster

Magda Szabó Hongaars schrijver

Magda Szabó Hungarian writer

Magda Szabó scriitoare maghiară

Magda Szabó scrittrice ungherese

Magda Szabó Ungari kirjanik

Magda Szabó ungarische Schriftstellerin

Magda Szabó ungarsk manusforfatter og skribent

Magda Szabó ungersk manusförfattare och författare

Magda Szabóová maďarská spisovatelka

Maqda Sabo


Sabo M.

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Szabóová, Magda

Магда Сабо

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Сабо, Магда венгерская писательница

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