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Krasznahorkai, László

Works: 94 works in 567 publications in 22 languages and 5,589 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Novels  Film adaptations  Historical films  Short stories  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Psychological fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PH3281.K8866, 894.51134
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Satantango by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

72 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 693 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 )

59 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small 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 her takeover of 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..."--Publisher description
A Torinói ló = The Turin horse by Béla Tarr( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Hungarian and German and held by 522 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
Seiobo there below by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese goddess returns to the mortal realms in search of a glimpse of perfection
War and war by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 374 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
Werckmeister harmóniák = Werckmeister harmonies by Béla Tarr( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince"--
The man from London( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maloin witnesses a murder that takes him on an existential journey in director Béla Tarr's philosophical drama. He has reached a point in life where he is content to embrace loneliness while turning a blind eye to the inevitable decay that surrounds him. Upon bearing witness to a shocking murder, however, the man who once lived a life of quiet solitude is forced to wrestle with such profound issues as punishment, mortality, and the sin of complicity in a crime he did not commit. Now, despite Maloin's simple wish to be free and happy, he must journey deep within his inner-self to confront emotions that he never once fathomed in his long yet uneventful existence
Kárhozat by Béla Tarr( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Hungarian and held by 190 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
Sátántangó by Béla Tarr( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in Hungarian and held by 190 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
Miroslaw Balka : how it is by Mirosław Bałka( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 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
Im Norden ein Berg, im Süden ein See, im Westen Wege, im Osten ein Fluss : Roman by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 108 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
The last wolf by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Last Wolf" 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 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 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
Seiōbo auf Erden : Erzählungen by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman sur la place des hommes dans le monde grâce à la création ou la contemplation d'oeuvres d'art, qui s'interroge sur les émotions que peuvent susciter les oeuvres d'art, quelque soit le milieu social et le métier du spectateur
Animalinside by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 89 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."
Sátántangó by Béla Tarr( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Hungarian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rainy days in the life of a failed Hungarian farm collective that must decide how to sell out and move on, all the while being deceived by a con man who promises to deliver them from their woes
The world goes on by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai. A traveller, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. A child labourer in a Portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, then tells twenty-one unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell ('for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me'). As Laszlo Krasznahorkai himself explains: 'Each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, speeding our body toward annihilation, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative...' The World Goes On is another masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. 'The excitement of his writing,' Adam Thirlwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, is that he has come up with his own original forms-there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature." --Publisher description
Der Gefangene von Urga : Roman by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in Hungarian and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous le coup de la grâce : nouvelles de mort by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in Hungarian and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles. Roman de société
Werckmeister Harmonies ; Damnation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Hungarian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damnation: In a small Hungarian town lives Karrer, a listless and brooding man who has almost completely withdrawn from the world, but for an obsession witha singer in the bar he frequents
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.34 for A Torinói ... to 0.95 for Krasznahor ...)

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The melancholy of resistanceWar and warMiroslaw Balka : how it isAnimalinside
Alternative Names

Krasnahorkai, Laslo

Krasznahorkai L. 1954-

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

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