Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Magda Szabo

  • Aging in (another) place: Magda Szabo’s novel Iza’s Ballad

    Carol Levine New York, New York, United States   Imprint II. Copyright 2017 Kelsey Hochstatter Represented by Third and Wall Art Group LLC, Seattle WA In Hungary in the early 1960s, Izabella (Iza) Szöcs is a physician, and a very good one, according to her patients and peers. Her specialty is rheumatology, but she makes…

  • The Lady Writer and the Valkyrie: Magda Szabo’s novel The Door

    Carol Levine New York, New York, United States   Mixed media painting “Nickels and Dimes I” by Natalie Avondet. Used by permission of the artist. An old woman desperately needs medical attention. Yet she fiercely refuses every offer of help from friends, neighbors, and the local doctor. No one will get past her door, she vows.…