Absence Speaks Louder: Kriztina’s Subjugated Role in Embers

At times, a novel can communicate the most with the stories it chooses not to tell, rather than the ones it does. In Sandor Marai’s moody, claustrophobic drama, Embers, such is the case of the Henrik’s wife Krisztina, a woman who is already long dead at the novel’s opening. Though essential to the narrative structure, … Read moreAbsence Speaks Louder: Kriztina’s Subjugated Role in Embers