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The Deserter

By: Zilahy, Lajos (translated from the Hungarian by George Halasz)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 17498

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[sharp-looking copy, only faint shelfwear to bottom edge, vintage bookseller's label (The Seven Arts, Carmel) on rear pastedown; jacket a bit scuffed, but still quite attractive]. A Hungarian nationalist novel, about a "breathless and bewildered man whose life spanned two irreconcilable worlds" -- before and after World War I. Zilahy (1891-1974), a law student before the war, was severely wounded while serving in the Austro-Hungarian army, and took up poetry and playwriting during his convalescence. He subsequently found work as a journalist, but his most notable success came as a p... View more info