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Baron Wenckheim's homecoming

Author: László Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Bela Wenckheim, who decides to return at the end of his life to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Krasznahorkai, László.
Baron Wenckheim's homecoming.
New York : New Directions Publishing, [2019]
(DLC) 2019025135
(OCoLC)1057376998
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: László Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet
ISBN: 9780811226653 0811226654
OCLC Number: 1121044261
Notes: "Originally published in Hungarian as Báró Wenckheim hazatér"--Title page verso.
Translated from the Hungarian.
Description: 1 online resource (558 pages)
Other Titles: Báró Wenckheim hazatér.
Responsibility: László Krasznahorkai ; translated by Ottilie Mulzet.

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"Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Bela Wenckheim, who decides to return at the end of his life to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. All along, the Professor-a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town-offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunize himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town"--

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