El reino dividido

ltima entrega de la Trilog a transilvana, El reino dividido retoma la historia de los protagonistas de Los d as contados y Las almas juzgadas La inestable situaci n en los Balcanes, la escalada de tensi n entre la Triple Entente Gran Breta a, Francia y Rusia y los imperios Austroh ngaro, Alem n y Otomano, y el asesinato del archiduque Francisco Fernando llevar n a los ltima entrega de la Trilog a transilvana, El reino dividido retoma la historia de los protagonistas de Los d as contados y Las almas juzgadas La inestable situaci n en los Balcanes, la escalada de tensi n entre la Triple Entente Gran Breta a, Francia y Rusia y los imperios Austroh ngaro, Alem n y Otomano, y el asesinato del archiduque Francisco Fernando llevar n a los h ngaros a una guerra que marcar tr gicamente el destino de su pa s En este convulso y pesimista contexto, el conde transilvano B lint Ab dy ver c mo sus proyectos pol ticos y personales parecen diluirse la posibilidad de un futuro estable junto a su amada Adrienne se aleja, el declive de su primo L szl Gyer ffy es cada vez m s evidente y la pol tica h ngara est al borde del colapso.El reino dividido es la tercera novela de la Trilog a transilvana que Mikl s B nffy public entre 1934 y 1940, y est considerada como una de las obras m s importantes de la narrativa centroeuropea de la primera mitad del siglo XX Prohibida durante m s de cuarenta a os por los reg menes comunistas, desde su reciente recuperaci n no ha dejado de cautivar a lectores de todo el mundo.
El reino dividido ltima entrega de la Trilog a transilvana El reino dividido retoma la historia de los protagonistas de Los d as contados y Las almas juzgadas La inestable situaci n en los Balcanes la escalada de ten

  • Title: El reino dividido
  • Author: Miklós Bánffy Antonio Manuel Fuentes Gavino Éva Cserháti
  • ISBN: 9788492663248
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This is review of the Transylvania Trilogy, also known as The Writing of the Wall, and I am posting this in each volume. The trilogy is composed of: They Were CountedThey Were Found WantingThey Were Divided.These titles are taken from the Book of Daniel, from the Belshazzar’s Feast, when a hand appeared and wrote on the wall:God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting; your kingdom is divided and given to your enemie [...]

    2. For my previous two reviews in this series I have churned out over 2500 words and so as I come to write the third and final review I find myself at something of a loss. What can I say about Miklos Banffy’s Transylvanian Trilogy that I haven’t already said? Not a lot, it seems. It doesn’t help that They Were Divided is much shorter than the two preceding volumes. Indeed, while all three follow on, volumes one and two did feel, in some way, like separate entities. They dealt with markedly di [...]

    3. In the midst of my obsession with Jane Smiley, I listened to an interview with her where she recommended the Transylvanian Trilogy. I had no other connection to the author or the setting. In fact, I generally have trouble with Great Novels, as they tend to start feeling like eating your vegetables. But The Transylvanian Trilogy was a true delight, a Great Novel that really worked for me as a riveting story.Miklos Banffy was a count and politician in Hungary for many years, and he writes about pr [...]

    4. The third and final installment of the Transylvanian Trilogy of Banffy ties all loose ends together without fanfare, closure or positive resolution. This is a story about foolish politicians doing irreparable damage to their homeland in the name of vanity and little more. Banffy was right in forecasting the horrible results of the first and second world wars on Hungary. The primary function of this final book is to clarify the characters and their roles in bringing about the decline of Hungary. [...]

    5. My favorite passage from the book:Abady descended the path at his own pace. The city's myriad lights glowed down in the valley and for a moment Abady found himself almost blinded by the arc-lights of the station at the foot of the hill. For a moment or two he paused to gaze at the beauty of the great spread of tiny lights in the dark night; and, as he stopped, he was thinking what a strange man Tamas Laczok was. he knew so much, he was filled with esoteric knowledge, he had gazed at wide horizon [...]

    6. They Were Divided provides a fascinating eyewitness account of the last years leading up to WW1 from the point of view of Hungary, specifically Transylvania. There is also a fictional story about the travails of a set of aristocratic families over several generations and a love story. Some of the fictional pieces are slice of life gems that reflect both character and social mores. Others, including the love story of the main character, are less compelling. However, both as history and literature [...]

    7. Stunning, just as good as the two first. After finishing it, I felt strangely lost; to part with Balint and Adrienne and all the others felt like saying goodbye to good friends. This whole series deserve far more credit, and a natural place in the canon of great literature.

    8. I loved this trilogy so much! So evocative. Throughout the series I wanted to transport myself to the time and space. Really beautiful. I will definitely read these books again.

    9. Se puede decir que el libro está formado por dos partes diferenciadas: los acontecimientos políticos de Hungría y la vida de dos primos pertenecientes a la aristocracia húngara. Escrito de una manera que recuerda a Zweig (sin llegar a la calidad de éste), nos introducimos en la sociedad transilvana de principios del siglo XX. Las largas fiestas de la incansable aristocracia húngara, las penurias de los trabajadores rumanos que también sufren abusos de “sus propias gentes”, los debates [...]

    10. I loved this trilogy. Swept along by the plot, there's a deeper level of Banffy's astute political observations. It'd definitely merit a second reading.

    11. The Transylvanian trilogy might sound like a series of vampire novels but now I have read them I have a different picture of the region, and for that I am grateful. The novels are extremely readable, similar to something like Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga, with a bit of Jane Austen and a helping of Tolstoy. I confess to having known virtually nothing about the Hungarian part of the Austro-Hungarian empire before embarking upon these books, so the read was educational as well as enjoyable. The main P [...]

    12. "They Were Divided" is the final instalment of Miklós Bánffy's immense and stylish Transylvanian Trilogy, set in the years before WWI. As with the earlier books in the series, the novel is simultaneously a love story, a family saga and an elegy to the lost world of Hungarian ruled Transylvania, a world that was obviously very dear to the author's heart.It is difficult to describe the plot in detail without including spoilers, but in this final part the hero, Balint Abady, continues his difficu [...]

    13. Marvelous first-hand account of a society on a precipice: Hungarian gentry in Transylvania in the decade before the first World War. Written decades later, in exile, by the former politician Miklos Banffy, I was astonished by how well-written this trilogy is. The characters are so well-drawn, so lifelike, that they must have been based on people known to the author. But in addition to the men and women who populate the pages of his books, the trilogy is a glorious and variegated ode to the lands [...]

    14. This book is the first in the Trilogy Banffy wrote about his native Transylvania, the 'land across the forest' so different from the Dracula legends. It is a profound and wonderful work that follows the character of Balint as he reckons with the changes in city (Budapest) and countryside in Hungary and Transylvania at the turn of the last century. It has much in common with Proust's Remembrances, with Musil's Man Without Qualities and with Tolstoy's writings about the peasants of Russia. The thi [...]

    15. 'And the fingers went on writing in letters of fire upon the plaster of the Wall of the King's palace. And the third word was UPHARSIN - thy kingdom shall be divided.'But none could read the writing so drunk were they with much drinking of wine, and they wasted the Lord's vessels of gold and silver which their ancestors had laid up in the house of the Lord, and they argued with each other praising their false gods made of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood and of clay until there was [...]

    16. Einen zweiten Anlauf habe ich gebraucht, um den dritten und letzten Band der Siebenbürgen-Trilogie (ursprünglich 1940 veröffentlicht) zu beenden. Im Vergleich zum zweiten Band nehmen die innenpolitischen Geplänkel noch mehr Raum ein, was das Lesen stellenweise mühsam macht. Bálints Geschichte rückt stärker in den Mittelpunkt, die Erzählungen der anderen Figuren werden kürzer abgehandelt und zu einem, meist tragischen, Abschluss gebracht. Insgesamt ist die Stimmung ziemlich pessimistisc [...]

    17. Oh my heart. It's taken me such a long time to muster the will write this review. I didn't like the last book of this series very much. After much, much back and forth, when you think the main characters are moving to some sort of resolution, everything flies apart again- but not in any grandiose or dramatic fashion, just a clumsy tumble off the shelf- and then the book ends. Threads are left untied or hastily knotted. Meh. I'm still grumpy about it. The first two were so so epic, moving, romant [...]

    18. The last volume in the 3 volume Transylvanian Trilogy. I am sad to see it go. It brings the series to such a sad conclusion, at the start of the first World war. The protagonist Balint's bitter intuition that the world he knows will never be the same, is profound, and we know in the hindsight of the passage of time, that this is true. Banffy manages to convey in a few sentences the destruction of an era. I found it almost painfully poignant, this twilight of empires, loss of a generation of yout [...]

    19. The third and final volume of Banffy's epic series on life in pre-WW1 Hungary and Transylvania. I can't add much more to my comments on volumes 1 and 2, except to repeat my opinion that this trilogy is one of the finest pieces of historical European fiction that I have read. It won't be in every public library; I had to get two of the books through Inter-library Loan, but it's worth the effort.

    20. I'm so glad that this book was translated so I could discover it and read it, but I'll repeat my comment on previous volumes that the read is spoiled by careless editing, which has allowed misprints to appear in the final product. I also am surprised that the translation won a prize because it allows ambiguity into the meaning at times and reads clumsily at others. As a story and a piece of writing though it is worth the effort.

    21. This book seemed more fragmented than the first two. It's unclear if that was the author or due to translation, which is a bit awkward at times. But the last third and especially the ending were -- hmmm, what words describe a poetic sad ending? Overall, I'm really glad I read the whole trilogy. I have a much richer view of that country and the events, culture and politics leading in to WW1.

    22. Great ending to the trilogy; the shortest book and more devoted to political events, it also has many emotional moments.I thought the ending was very appropriate and open to imagination at least concerning the fate of Balint and Adrienne - after all volume 2 ends the same in a way and then volume 3 brings the together again

    23. Really liked this book, this whole series, a very serious fun look at the origins of World War 1 from the perspective of an Aristocratic Hungarian, he explores the dawning of social conciousness and the awful state of affairs of the world at this time without really ever losing my interest as a reader as the main character and the story itself can be described as both exciting and smart.

    24. Superb! Great writing and old fashioned story telling. Hard to find this anymoreA true escape I read this book before the others - because it was the slimmest- and then had to read 1 & 2. You can read them together or not. Story still holds.

    25. I'd be lying if I didn't admit I spent some phases of Banffy's trilogy checking how many pages were left, but the conclusion really makes the whole experience worthwhile: rich and sad, with the weight of history keenly felt.

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