Book: Laszlo Krasznahorkai «War and War»

War and War

War and War, Laszla Krasznahorkai's second novel in English from New Directions, begins at a point of danger: on a dark train platform Korim is on the verge of being attacked by thuggish teenagers and robbed; and from here, we are carried along by the insistent voice of this nervous clerk. Desperate, at times almost mad, but also keenly empathic, Korim has discovered in a small Hungarian town's archives an antique manuscript of startling beauty: it narrates the epic tale of brothers-in-arms struggling to return home from a disastrous war. Korim is determined to do away with himself, but before he can commit suicide, he feels he must escape to New York with the precious manuscript and commit it to eternity by typing it all on the world-wide web. Following Korim with obsessive realism through the streets of New York (from his landing in a Bowery flophouse to his moving far uptown with a mad interpreter), War and War relates his encounters with a fascinating range of humanity, a world...

Издательство: "New Directions" (2006)

Формат: 135x205, 288 стр.

ISBN: 9780811216098, 978-0-8112-1609-8

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László Krasznahorkai

Laszlo Krasznahorkai is a Hungarian writer, born in Gyula, Hungary, 1954.

His important works:
* "Satanstango", novel, 1985.
* "Relations of grace", short stories, 1986.
* "Melancholy of resistance", novel, 1989.
* "The prisoner of Urga", novel, 1992.
* "War and war", novel, 1999.
* "From North a Hill, from South a Lake, from East a road, from West a river", novel, 2003.
* "Destroy and Sorrow under the Heaven", novel, 2004

Several movies have been made by director Béla Tarr from Krasznahorkai's works and with his collaboration: "Damnation", "Satantango", "The Last Boat", "Werckmeister Harmonies" and " The Man from London". Krasznahorkai lives in the hills of Pilis near Budapest, Hungary. He has won numerous prizes. His works have been translated into English (New Directions Publishers), into German (Ammann), French (Gallimard), Spanish (Acantilado), Polish (W.A.B.), Czech (Host), Bulgarian (Stigmati), and Japanese (Shoraisha, Keio), among other languages.

Sources

* http://www.krasznahorkai.hu/biblio.html Bibliography Edit Zsadanyi: Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Kalligram, Bratislava,1999
* [http://www.hlo.hu/object.b750be74-6fbe-4c25-b445-64d9fce84014.ivy hlu.hu]

Texts in French
* [http://stalker.hautetfort.com/archive/2006/11/26/en-attendant-le-prince-la-melancolie-de-la-resistance-de-las.html About The Melancholy of Resistance]
* [http://stalker.hautetfort.com/archive/2007/02/03/tango-de-satan-de-lászló-krasznahorkai.html About Satantango]

Источник: László Krasznahorkai

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