Tango with Elisa continues the story of See Europe in Budapest and Oslo. The child Elisa – who can see, hear, speak and remember but cannot read – serves as a prism.
In See Europe, the soundtrack was provided by Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony. Tango with Elisa opens with Bartok. Budapest is a character in the book. But most important of all is Elisa – and Rita, who chose to die but lives on in everyone’s memory.
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