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Rix, L. B. (Len B.)

Works: 16 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 2,184 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Bibliography  Satire  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PH3351.S592, 894.51133
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by L. B Rix
The door by Magda Szabó( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women. Magda is a writer, educated, married to an academic, public-spirited, with an on-again-off-again relationship with Hungary's Communist authorities. Emerence is a peasant, illiterate, impassive, abrupt, seemingly ageless. She lives alone in a house that no one else may enter, not even her closest relatives. She is Magda's housekeeper and she has taken control over Magda's household, becoming indispensable to her. And Emerence, in her way, has come to depend on Magda. They share a kind of love--at least until Magda's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation. Len Rix's prizewinning translation of The Door at last makes it possible for American readers to appreciate the masterwork of a major modern European writer"--
Katalin Street by Magda Szabó( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the headmaster's dutiful elder daughter, over her younger sister, the scatterbrained Blanka, and little Henriette Held, the daughter of the Jewish dentist. Their lives are torn apart in 1944 by the German occupation, which only the Elekes family survives intact. The postwar regime relocates them to a cramped Soviet-style apartment and they struggle to come to terms with social and political change, personal loss, and unstated feelings of guilt over the deportation of the Held parents and the death of little Henriette, who had been left in their protection. But the girl survives in a miasmal afterlife, and reappears at key moments as a mute witness to the inescapable power of past events.--
Journey by moonlight by Antal Szerb( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble begins in Venice, the first stop on Erzsi and Mihaly's honeymoon tour of Italy. Here Erzsi discovers that her new husband prefers wandering back alleys on his own to her company. The trouble picks up in Ravenna, where a hostile man zooms up on a motorcycle as the couple are sitting at an outdoor cafe. It's Janos, someone Mihaly hasn't seen for years, and he wants Mihaly to come with him in search of Ervin, their childhood friend. The trouble comes to a head when Mihaly misses the train he and Erzsi are due to take to Rome. Off he goes across Italy, wandering from city to city, haunted and accosted by a strange array of figures from the troubled youth that he thought he had left behind: There are the charismatic siblings, Eva and Tamas, whose bizarre amateur theatricals linked sex and death forever in his mind; Ervin, a Jew turned Catholic monk who was his rival for Eva's love; and again, that ruffian on the motorcycle
The queen's necklace by Antal Szerb( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of Marie Antoinette's necklace. This book examines the many and diverse elements that contributed to it, while celebrating aspects of the age few historians ever consider
The third tower : journeys in Italy by Antal Szerb( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typically brilliant, ironic and moving travelogue by one of the twentieth century's greatest writers In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit this land whose sites and scenes had once exercised a strange and terrifying power over his imagination, he immerses himself in a stream of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he traces the route taken by the Germanic invaders of old down to Ravenna, to stand, fulfilling a lifelong dream, before the sacred mosaics of San Vitale. This journey into his private past brings Antal Szerb firmly, and at times painfully, up against an explosive present, producing some memorable observations on the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium. Antal Szerb was born in Budapest in 1901. Best known in the West as a novelist and short story writer, he was also a prolific scholar whose interests ranged widely across the whole field of European literature. Debarred from a university post by reason of his Jewish ancestry, he taught in a commercial secondary school until increasing persecution led to his brutal death in a labour camp, in 1945. Yet the tone of his writing is almost always deceptively light, the fierce intelligence softened by a gentle tolerance, wry humour and understated irony. Pushkin Press's publications of Szerb's work include his novels Journey by Moonlight, Oliver VII and The Pendragon Legend, as well as the short story collection Love in a Bottle and the history The Queen's Necklace
Rhodesian literature in English : a bibliography (1890-1974/5) by J Pichanick( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pendragon legend by Antal Szerb( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AT THE END-OF-LONDON-SEASON soiree, the young Hungarian scholar-dilettante Janos Batky is introduced to the Earl of Gwynedd, a reclusive eccentric who is the subject of strange rumours. Invited to the family seat, Pendragon Castle in North Wales, Batky receives a mysterious phone-call warning him not to go. But he does, and finds himself in a bizarre world of mysticism and romance, animal experimentation, and planned murder. His quest to solve the central mystery takes him down strange byways-old libraries and warehouse cellars, Welsh mountains and underground tombs. Journey by Moonlight, Szer
Love in a bottle : selected short stories and novellas by Antal Szerb( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection of Antal Szerb's stories and novellas, set first in a quasi-mythical past and then in the London and Paris of the Thirties, provides an exhilarating guide to the writer's development, from precocious beginnings to a masterful maturity."
Arthur Shearly Cripps : a selection of his prose and verse by Arthur Shearly Cripps( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver VII by Antal Szerb( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE RESTLESS RULER of an obscure Central European state plots a coup against himself and escapes to Venice in search of 'real' experience. There he falls in with a team of con-men and ends up, to his own surprise, impersonating himself. His journey through successive levels of illusion and reality teaches him much about the world, about his own nature and the paradoxes of the human condition
A Martian's guide to Budapest by Antal Szerb( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Hungarian and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to Venice by Antal Szerb( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhodesian literature in English : a bibliogr. 1890-1974/5 by J Pichanick( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The door by Magda Szabó( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A busy young writer struggling to cope with domestic chores, hires a housekeeper recommended by a friend. The housekeeper's reputation is one built on dependable efficiency, though she is something of an oddity. This is the story of the relationship between the two women over a period of 20 years
A time for everything : (in witness of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution) by Thomas Kabdebo( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen's necklace by Antal Szerb( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Len Rix Brit irodalmár, műfordító (magyarból)

Len Rix Translator of Hungarian literature

Rix, L. B.

Rix, L. B. (Len B.), 1942-

Rix, Len

Rix, Len 1942-