An architect in an unnamed city considers his life, his work, and the many-layered history of the city he and his family -- architects all -- have contributed to building. In the days after World War II -- during which American bombers destroyed much of what his father built -- he becomes a Stalinist planner and realizes that the power of the nobility, the wealthy and the bourgeois has been usurped by technocrats. Vanished by those technocrats into the communist underworld of torture and imprisonment, he is eventually released into a post-Stalinist world and becomes the chief builder in a provincial town.
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a brilliant torrent of words, not splashed about, as that might suggest, but controlled and ordered' -Graham Hough, LRBAbout the Author:
Gy rgy Konr d is a Hungarian novelist and essayist, known as an advocate of individual freedom
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151180091
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151180091
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