The Resource The melancholy of resistance, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes

The melancholy of resistance, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes

Label
The melancholy of resistance
Title
The melancholy of resistance
Statement of responsibility
László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
"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
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Cataloging source
DPB
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Krasznahorkai, László
Dewey number
894/.51134
Index
no index present
LC call number
PH3281.K8866
LC item number
E3413 2003
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Szirtes, George
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
NDP936
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Husband and wife
  • Hungary
Label
The melancholy of resistance, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
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Publication
Note
First published in English translation in 1998 by Quarter Books, Limited"--Title page verso
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52074370
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780811215046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)52074370
Label
The melancholy of resistance, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
Publication
Note
First published in English translation in 1998 by Quarter Books, Limited"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52074370
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780811215046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)52074370

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