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La sorella (1946)

by Sándor Márai

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A famous pianist travels to Florence, invited by the Italian government for a concert. Shortly after his performance he's hospitalized due to a rare viral disease. Struggling between life and death, there's a dialogue with the physician about the healing power of science and the fighting spirit of the patient.… (more)
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GAVETA DEL CENTRO, ANAQUEL TERCERO O PENULTIMO. ( )
  ERNESTO36 | May 2, 2019 |
> Sándor Márai, La soeur
Se reporter au compte rendu de Roland BOURNEUF
In: Bourneuf, R. (2012). Sándor Márai, La soeur. Nuit blanche, le magazine du livre, (126), 50–51.… ; (en ligne),
URL : https://id.erudit.org/iderudit/66292ac

> Par Emily Barnett) (LesInrocks) : "La Sœur": un roman requiem post-Blitzkrieg
28/11/2011 ... Les affres de conscience d’un pianiste célèbre frappé de paralysie. L’écrivain hongrois Sándor Márai signait en 1946 ce requiem post-Blitzkrieg.
  Joop-le-philosophe | Dec 18, 2018 |
Bueno; mucho mejor "La mujer justa", no lo tengo en casa, me lo dejaron y siempre devuelvo los libros. ( )
  Reina55 | May 28, 2008 |
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Mi accingo a raccontare qui l'esperienza che mi accadde di vivere in quella strana notte di Natale.
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A famous pianist travels to Florence, invited by the Italian government for a concert. Shortly after his performance he's hospitalized due to a rare viral disease. Struggling between life and death, there's a dialogue with the physician about the healing power of science and the fighting spirit of the patient.

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Escrita en 1946 a continuación de El último encuentro, esta novela es otro claro exponente de la especial sensibilidad y talento del gran autor húngaro para abordar las preocupaciones primordiales del ser humano, aquellas que trascienden los momentos históricos y las fronteras geográficas. La pasión, el dolor, la enfermedad, el éxtasis del arte y el misterio de la muerte son algunos de esos temas intemporales que Sándor Márai trata magistralmente en estas páginas, la última obra que publicó en su país antes de exiliarse.
En la cumbre de su fama como pianista, Z. se dirige en tren a Florencia invitado por el gobierno italiano para dar un concierto. Poco antes de cruzar la frontera, se siente indispuesto y, tras su actuación, debe ser ingresado en un hospital florentino aquejado de una rara enfermedad vírica. Allí, mientras se debate entre la vida y la muerte, tendrá lugar un diálogo intenso y decisivo con el médico que lo atiende, una indagación sin concesiones sobre el precario equilibrio entre el poder curativo de la ciencia y el espíritu de lucha del paciente. Una noche, presa del delirio causado por la morfina, Z. escucha una voz femenina que le susurra: «no quiero que mueras». Las palabras actúan como un revulsivo que lo llevará a replantearse aspectos fundamentales de su vida.
Pocas veces una novela ha tratado con tanta elegancia y lucidez la profunda relación entre médico y enfermo. Ante el ineludible encuentro con el dolor y la enfermedad, a Z. sólo le queda bucear en los límites de su ser y de sus fantasmas personales.
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