Satantango

László Krasznahorkai (Author) George Szirtes (Translator)
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Description

Now in paperback, Satantango, the novel that inspired Bela Tarr s classic film, is proof that the devil has all the good times. Set in an isolated hamlet, the novel unfolds over the course of a few rain-soaked days. Only a dozen inhabitants remain in the bleak village, rank with the stench of failed schemes, betrayals, failure, infidelity, sudden hopes, and aborted dreams. Their world, in the words of the renowned translator George Szirtes is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the cosmic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos. Theirs is the dance of death. Into this world comes, it seems, a messiah "

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
December 10, 2013
Pages
274
Dimensions
5.03 X 0.81 X 7.88 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811220897
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About the Author

George Szirtes (b. 1948) is an award-winning poet and translator who settled in England after his family fled the Hungarian Uprising of 1956.

Reviews

He offers us stories that are relentlessly generative and defiantly irresolvable. They are haunting, pleasantly weird, and, ultimately, bigger than the worlds they inhabit.
Profoundly unsettling.--James Wood
His inexhaustible yet claustrophobic prose, with its long, tight, weaving sentences, each like a tantalising tightrope between banality and apocalypse, places the author in a European tradition of Beckett, Bernhard, and Kafka.--James Hopkin
Krasznahorkai is alone among European novelists now in his intensity and originality. One of the most mysterious artists now at work.--Colm Tóibín
Satantango is a monster of a novel: compact, cleverly constructed, often exhilarating, and possessed of a distinctive, compelling vision - but a monster nonetheless...The grandeur is clearly palpable.