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Krasznahorkai, László

Overview
Works: 91 works in 387 publications in 15 languages and 4,045 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Interviewee, zxx, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PH3281.K8866, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about László Krasznahorkai
 
Most widely held works by László Krasznahorkai
Satantango by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 528 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]
Seiobo there below by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese goddess returns to the mortal realms in search of a glimpse of perfection
The melancholy of resistance by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 320 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 by Béla Tarr( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 308 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 )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 255 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Hungarian and held by 234 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 229 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 last wolf ; & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Last Wolf, translated by George Szirtes, features a classic, obsessed Krasznahorkai narrator, a man hired to write (by mistake, by a glitch of fate) the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, a barren stretch of Spain. This miserable experience (being mistaken for another, dragged about a cold foreign place, appalled by a species end) is narrated all in a single sentence as a sad looping tale, a howl more or less, in a dreary wintry Berlin bar to a patently bored bartender. The Last Wolf is Krasznahorkai in a maddening nutshell with the narrator trapped in his own experience (having internalized the extermination of the last creature of its kind and locked Extremadura in the depths of his own cold, empty, hollow heart ) enfolding the reader in the exact same sort of entrapment to and beyond the end, with its first full-stop period of the book. Herman, a peerless virtuoso of trapping who guards the splendid mysteries of an ancient craft gradually sinking into permanent oblivion, is asked to clear a forest s last noxious beasts. In Herman I: the Game Warden, he begins with great zeal, although in time he suspects that maybe he was on the wrong scent. Herman switches sides, deciding to track entirely new game... In Herman II: The Death of a Craft, the same situation is viewed by strange visitors to the region. Hyper-sexualized aristocratic officers on a very extended leave are enjoying a saturnalia with a bevy of beauties in the town nearest the forest. With a sense of effete irony, they interrupt their orgies to pitch in with the manhunt of poor Herman, and in the end, only we are left to relish the magic bouquet of this escapade... Translated by John Batki--Amazon.com
Kárhozat by Béla Tarr( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Hungarian and held by 166 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
A Torinói ló = The Turin horse by Béla Tarr( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Hungarian and German and held by 161 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
Miroslaw Balka : how it is by Mirosław Bałka( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 119 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 László Krasznahorkai( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Hungarian and English and held by 100 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."
Satanstango by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and Dutch and held by 90 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
De melancholie van het verzet by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Hongaarse stad vinden vreemde gebeurtenissen plaats na de komst van een circus met een walvis als attractie
Melancholie des Widerstands : Roman by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 82 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 of English edition
Au nord par une montagne, au sud par un lac, à l'ouest par des chemins, à l'est par un cours d'eau by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 57 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
Die Welt voran by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Hungarian and German and held by 52 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 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Gefangene von Urga : Roman by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Krasnahorkai

Krasnahorkai, Laslo

Krasznahorkai, Laslo 1954-

Krasznahorkai, László 1954-

Krazsnahorkai, Lászlo 1954-

László Krasznahorkai

László Krasznahorkai écrivain et scénariste hongrois

László Krasznahorkai Hongaars roman- en scenarioschrijver

László Krasznahorkai Hungarian novelist and screenwriter

László Krasznahorkai maďarský spisovatel

László Krasznahorkai novelista y guionista húngaro

László Krasznahorkai romancista e roteirista húngaro

László Krasznahorkai scrittore ungherese

László Krasznahorkai Ungarischer Schriftsteller

László Krasznahorkai ungarsk forfatter

László Krasznahorkai ungersk författare

László Krasznahorkai unkarilainen kirjailija ja käsikirjoittaja

László Krasznahorkai węgierski pisarz i scenarzysta filmowy

Λάσλο Κρασναχορκάι

Краснахоркаи, Ласло

Ласла Краснахаркаі

Ласла Краснахоркаі

Ласло Краснахоркаи

Ласло Краснахоркаи венгерский писатель

Ласло Краснахоркаї угорський письменник

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