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Krasznahorkai, László

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Most widely held works by László Krasznahorkai
Satantango by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in an isolated hamlet, Satantango 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. At the center of Satantango is the eponymous drunken dance."--P. [i]
The melancholy of resistance by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Melancholy of Resistance depicts a chain of mysterious events in an insignificant Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find - music, cosmology, fascism. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting to take over the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found."--Jacket
Seiobo there below by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese goddess returns to the mortal realms in search of a glimpse of perfection
Werckmeister harmóniák Werckmeister harmonies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes
War and war by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War & War, Laszlo 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 torn between viciousness and mysterious beauty. Following the eight chapters of War and War is a short "prequel acting as a sequel," "Isaiah," which brings us to a dark bar, years before in Hungary, where Korim rants against the world and threatens suicide."--Publisher's website
The man from London( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lonely railway worker Maloin leads a simple, humdrum life with his teenage daughter and high-strung wife at the edge of an infinite sea. He barely notices the world around him, and has already accepted its slow and inevitable deterioration. His inner life is suddenly thrown into chaos after he stumbles upon a deadly business transaction that leaves him with a money-stuffed suitcase and guilty conscience for a crime he didn't commit
Sátántangó by Bla Tarr( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Hungarian and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story revolves around an abandoned agricultural collective, where a handful of lost and lonely characters eke out a living until a charismatic con man arrives to shake things up"--Container
The Turin horse by Bla Tarr( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Hungarian and German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film follows a man, his daughter, and their horse as they struggle to survive during hard times in the late nineteenth century.The idea for the film came from the story about Nietzsche's supposed breakdown upon witnessing a Turin carriage driver whip his horse. The film focuses on the question of what happened next for the horse and its owners
Kárhozat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Hungarian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karrer, a hapless human wreck, is in love with a married cabaret singer in a Hungarian mining town. He longs for a better life with the singer, who wants to escape to work the nightclubs of the big cities. In a plot designed to give him more time with her, Karrer involves the singer's husband in a smuggling scheme, but his plans go awry"--Container
Miroslaw Balka : how it is by Mirosław Bałka( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How It Is by Polish artist Miroslaw Balka is a giant grey steel structure with a vast dark chamber, which in construction reflects the surrounding architecture - almost as if the interior space of the Turbine Hall has been turned inside out. Hovering somewhere between sculpture and architecture, on 2 metre stilts, it stands 13 metres high and 30 metres long. Visitors can walk underneath it, listening to the echoing sound of footsteps on steel, or enter via a ramp into a pitch black interior, creating a sense of unease"--Gallery website
Animalinside by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Hungarian and English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This cahier is the result of a collaboration undertaken specially for The Cahiers Series, between a writer and a painter. Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai, author of The Melancholy of Resistance and War & War, responds with fourteen texts to fourteen depictions of a strange and ill-formed creature made by his friend the renowned German painter Max Neumann. The texts speak from within the head of Neumann's creature that seems to be menacing existence itself; serving, as they do so, to confirm Susan Sontag's estimate of Krasznahorkai as 'The Hungarian Master of Apocalypse'. All fourteen of Neumann's paintings are reproduced alongside the texts (translated by Ottilie Mulzet). The cahier is introduced with a preface by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín."
Im Norden ein Berg, im Süden ein See, im Westen Wege, im Osten ein Fluss : Roman by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A la fois conte philosophique et méditation esthétique, ce roman met en scène le cheminement d'un mystérieux personnage, le petit-fils du prince Genji, en quête d'un jardin secret, incarnation suprême de la beauté. Un libre hommage à la culture japonaise
Kárhozat Damnation by Bla Tarr( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karrer, a hapless human wreck, is in love with a married cabaret singer in a Hungarian mining town. He longs for a better life with the singer, who wants to escape to work the night clubs of the big cities."
Der Gefangene von Urga : Roman by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in German and Hungarian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bill : for Palma Vecchio, at Venice by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Megy a világ by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Hungarian and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werckmeister harmóniák = Les Harmonies Werckmeister by Bla Tarr( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damnation: Karrer est amoureux d'une chanteuse du Titanic Bar, où il se rend le soir
Werckmeister Harmonies ; Damnation by Bla Tarr( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Hungarian and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werckmeister Harmonies: The population of a provincial town on the Hungarian plains await the arrival of a circus that features the stuffed carcass of a whale and a mysterious Prince. Its appearance disturbs the order of the small town, unleashing a torrent of violence and beauty
Nem kérdez, nem válaszol : (huszonöt beszélgetés, ugyanarról) by Lszl Krasznahorkai( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in Hungarian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sátántangó Satantango by Bla Tarr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un groupe d'âmes perdues dans la grande plaine hongroise balayée par le vent et l'incessante pluie d'automne. Dans la ferme collective démantelée et livrée à l'abandon, ces quelques habitants végètent et complotent les uns contre les autres, lorsqu'une rumeur annonce le retour de deux autres personnages que l'on croyait morts. Cette nouvelle bouleverse ces êtres en manque de perspective. Certains y voient l'arrivée d'un messie, d'autres redoutent celle de Satan
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Krasnahorkai, Laslo

Krasznahorkai, Laslo 1954-

Krasznahorkai, Lszl 1954-

Krazsnahorkai, Lszlo 1954-

Lszl Krasznahorkai

Lszl Krasznahorkai crivain et scnariste hongrois

Lszl Krasznahorkai Hongaars roman- en scenarioschrijver

Lszl Krasznahorkai Hungarian novelist and screenwriter

Lszl Krasznahorkai maďarsk spisovatel

Lszl Krasznahorkai romancista e roteirista hngaro

Lszl Krasznahorkai scrittore ungherese

Lszl Krasznahorkai Ungarischer Schriftsteller

Lszl Krasznahorkai unkarilainen kirjailija ja ksikirjoittaja

Lszl Krasznahorkai węgierski pisarz i scenarzysta filmowy

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Краснахоркаи, Ласло

Ласла Краснахаркаі

Ласла Краснахоркаі

Ласло Краснахоркаи

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