A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811234474

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About the Author

The winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature and the 2015 Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement, László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary.

Ottilie Mulzet is a literary critic and translator of Hungarian. Mulzet received the National Book Award for Translated Literature in 2019 for her translation of László Krasznahorkai's Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming and the Best Translated Book Award in 2014 for her translation of Krasznahorkai's Seiobo There Below.

Reviews
The universality of Krasznahorkai's vision rivals that of Gogol's Dead Souls and far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing.--W.G. Sebald
One of the most mysterious artists now at work.--Colm Tóibín
Krasznahorkai has come up with his own original forms--there is nothing else like them in contemporary literature.--Adam Thirlwell "The New York Review of Books"
In the fiction of László Krasznahorkai, man struggles to achieve infinity only to find madness as his consolation prize. In A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East, the pretty grandson of a prince seeks a mythical garden that haunts his every waking moment. His search leads him through a labyrinthine and seemingly abandoned monastery, whose astonishing beauty and inevitable decay the author painstakingly details.--Alex Watkins "Vulture"
Best known for his dense, entropic fictions and grubby, Gogolian characters, Laszlo Krasznahorkai will surprise longtime readers with the cosmic serenity of his latest...Gorgeously translated by Ottilie Mulzet.--Dustin Illingworth "The New York Times"