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Krasznahorkai, László

Overview
Works: 99 works in 292 publications in 10 languages and 3,027 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Other, Performer
Classifications: PH3281.K8866, 894.51134
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Most widely held works by László Krasznahorkai
Satantango by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 409 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."--Page [i]
The melancholy of resistance by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 315 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
Werckmeister harmóniák Werckmeister harmonies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 289 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
The man from London ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 243 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 Béla Tarr( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Hungarian and held by 225 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
War and war by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Hungarian and English and held by 187 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
Seiobo there below by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Japanese goddess returns to the mortal realms in search of a glimpse of perfection
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 )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 111 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
Satanstango by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Na de ontmanteling van hun collectieve onderneming vervalt een groepje bewoners van een Hongaars gehucht tot nog grotere troosteloosheid, totdat hun verlosser weer ten tonele verschijnt
A Torinói ló ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in Hungarian and held by 83 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 Damnation by Béla Tarr( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 49 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."
Animal inside by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Hungarian and English and held by 47 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."
La mélancolie de la résistance by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mme Pflaum, bourgeoise d'un certain âge, regagne sa petite ville du sud-est de la Hongrie après une visite chez ses soeurs. Elle est très vite paniquée par le désordre, l'hostilité de la foule et l'aspect surréaliste de sa ville. Parabole sur les régimes militaires et étude sur la confrontation des contraires
Seiōbo auf Erden : Erzählungen by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animalinside by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 33 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 László Krasznahorkai( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bill : for Palma Vecchio, at Venice by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krieg und Krieg : Roman by László Krasznahorkai( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werckmeister harmóniák = Les Harmonies Werckmeister by Béla Tarr( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werckmeister Harmonies: Le pays est en proie au désordre, des gangs errent dans la capitale, une catastrophe effrayante s'annonce. Valushka, postier à ses heures, visionnaire simple, est le défenseur d'une utopie obstinée : il continue de s'extasier sur le miracle de la création, pour se battre contre l'obscurantisme
 
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Krasnahorkai
Krasnahorkai, Laslo
Krasznahorkai, Laslo 1954-
Krasznahorkai Laszlo
Krasznahorkai, László 1954-
Krazsnahorkai, Lászlo 1954-
クラスナホルカイ, ラースロー
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Hungarian (73)
English (37)
German (22)
French (4)
Polish (4)
Italian (2)
Spanish (2)
Romanian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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