ABOUT THE EVENT
The Phoenix Book Club will meet next on Monday, October 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Phoenixville Public Library. The group will discuss The Door by Magda Szabo, translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix. One of The New York Times Book Review’s “10 Best Books of 2015”, 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 to 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.
A copy of this book may be reserved at the Library or at www.ccls.org. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 610-933-3013 x132 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.