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The Adventures of Sinbad

The Adventures of Sinbad

By Gyula Krúdy
Translated by George Szirtes

The Adventures of Sindbad is the most famous of Gyula Krúdy's books, and belongs to the Sinbad series, which functions as the author's defacto alter-ego. An uncanny evocation of the autumn of the Hapsburg Empire, Sinbad  tells of a lothario's travels and misadventures, dreams and misgivings. 

Despite the literary success Krúdy found in 1911, with the publication of Sinbad's Youth, his drinking, gambling, and philandering left him broke , and during the late 1920s and early 1930s, he suffered from declining health and a diminishing readership.

Forgotten in the years after his death, Krúdy was rediscovered in 1940, when Sándor Márai published 
Sindbad Comes Home, a fictionalized account of Krúdy’s last day. The success of the book led to a revival of Krúdy’s works and to his recognition as one of the greatest Hungarian writers.

Paperback
NYRB Classics, 2012
Originally published 1944
5.1 x 7.9 x 0.5 inches
9781590174456

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