She Loves Me

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1830-0
Publication Date
December 2000
Page Count
195 pages
Trim Size
5 x 8 1/2

She Loves Me

Peter Esterhazy

In ninety-seven short chapters Péter Esterházy contemplates love and hate and sex and desire from the point of a view of a narrator who considers himself a great lover, a man who may (or may not) be in love with all the women in the world.

About the Author

Péter Esterházy (born 14 April 1950 in Budapest) is one of the most widely known contemporary Hungarian writers. His books are considered to be significant contributions to postwar literature. He studied mathematics at ELTE university in Budapest from 1969 to 1974; his first writings were published in literary journals in 1974. He worked as a mathematician from 1974 to 1978, and he became a freelance writer in 1978.
"With Esterházy's novel Hungarian literature has gained a masterpiece-and has come of age at last." --Péter Nádas
"Esterházy is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Hungarian letters. She Loves Me is his cleverest and yet most accessible book, an encyclopedia hidden in a love story." --Tibor Fischer, The Times
"It is one of Esterházy's many ironic intimations in this erotic encyclopedia that love stories may have nothing in common, that there may be no such thing as a love story. There are just stories about the wayward things couples do together in the name of love." --New York Times Book Review