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Batki, John

Overview
Works: 62 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 2,248 library holdings
Genres: Short stories  History  Fiction  Personal narratives  Biography  Upside-down books  Romance fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PH3281.K8866, 894.51134
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Batki
The world goes on by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In [this short story collection], a narrator first speaks directly, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell"--Amazon.com
Krúdy's chronicles : turn-of-the-century Hungary in Gyula Krúdy's journalism by Gyula Krúdy( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written during the 1910s, 20s and 30s, these articles offer a wistful and nostalgic image of the waning years of the Austro-Hungarian empire, with portraits of the Habsburgs, culminating in first-hand reports in 1916, from Vienna on the funeral of Emperor Francis Joseph I, and from Budapest on the coronation of Charles IV, the last king of Hungary. Krudy's reports follow the bloodless democratic revolution of 1918, the Karolyi government and the short-lived Soviet Republic, and present cameos of the leading political figures of the day such as Ferenc Kossuth, Mihaly Karolyi and Bela Kun."--Jacket
The last wolf ; & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 267 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 of its 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
Selected poems and texts by József Attila( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunflower by Gyula Krúdy( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eveline leaves the city for her country estate in order to forget her love for Kálmán. Eveline's story becomes inextricably intertwined with the lives of the locals: she is wooed by the legendary Álmos-Dreamer, provides lodging and company for the odd Miss Maszkerádi, and tries to keep peace with Gypsy-loving neighbor Pistoli. In this community, everyone knows everything about one another, making each interaction full of complications, village gossip, and intrigue. Krúdy eulogizes a way of life already disappearing as the work was being written and presents a glimpse of rural Hungary that is at once comic, nostalgic, romantic, and erotic"--Provided by Library Journal
Winter night : selected poems of Attila József by Attila József( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Hungarian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a dream by Gyula Krúdy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ten short stories
A Hungarian quartet : four contemporary short novels( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bauhaus idea and Bauhaus politics by Éva Forgács( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Poems and fragments by József Attila( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Manhattan project by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally celebrated Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai has been heralded by Susan Sontag as 'the Hungarian master of the apocalypse' and compared favourably to Gogol by W. G. Sebald. A new work by Krasznahorkai is always an event, and this book is no less. As part of the author's fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, he has been working on a novella inspired by a reading of 'Moby-Dick'. Yet, as he follows in Herman Melville's footsteps, a second book alongside the novella took shape. This is that book
Falling upwards by John Batki( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mad shoemaker by John Batki( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last wolf by László Krasznahorkai( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 25 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
Attila József, selected poems and texts by Attila József( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was left : stories and novellas by Mándy Iván( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies day by Gyula Krúdy( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional Anatolian kilims : Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, New York, 25 February-27 April, 1986 by John Batki( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The smell of humans : a memoir of the Holocaust in Hungary by Ernő Szép( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Smell of Humans recapitulates the events following the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944, and then narrates the 19-day story of the forced march, the prison camp at the brick factory, the digging of trenches outside Budapest, the round-the-clock exposure to the elements and to the whims of the guards (ranging from taunts to summary executions), until the release of the author three weeks later, when the regular army took the labourers out of the hands of the Arrow Cross henchmen." "Primarily a piece of creative writing and autobiographical literature of a very distinctive Central European kind, this detailed and imaginative short memoir is also an important document of the Holocaust in Hungary in 1944. What is unique is Szep's tone, a meld of stupefaction and irony. Without overt condemnation or succumbing to despair, he somehow manages to describe, in precise detail, a series of events along progressively grosser stages of infamy. These daily mounting horrors acquire an additional intensity generated by the author's wide-eyed, childlike refusal to accept the fact of man's inhumanity to man."--Jacket
By the Danube : selected poems of Attila József : a bilingual edition by Attila József( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Hungarian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Krúdy's chronicles : turn-of-the-century Hungary in Gyula Krúdy's journalism
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SunflowerWinter night : selected poems of Attila JózsefLife is a dreamThe Bauhaus idea and Bauhaus politicsThe smell of humans : a memoir of the Holocaust in Hungary
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Bátki, János 1942-...

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