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Class in Love: A look into Sandor Marai’s PORTRAITS OF A MARRIAGE

BY ASHLEY ALBRECHT While his writings were only recently translated into English less than a decade ago, Hungarian author Sandor Marai provides a Modernist-realist window into life on the Continent between the twentieth century’s major world wars.  Portraits of a Marriage, a triangularly-structured love story, originally published in Budapest in 1941, has been newly translated and will soon be re-released by Knopf.  Framed namely by the social classes each of the three major characters finds him or herself in, they grapple with the complexity of love in Marai’s characteristically realist fashion.  All ideals of love, romance, art, and even post-war…