The Melancholy of Resistance

The Melancholy of Resistance

Description

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

The Melancholy of Resistance, Laszlo 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 rumours. 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 centre of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found.

Compact, powerful and intense, The Melancholy of Resistance, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, 'is a slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type.' And yet, miraculously, the novel, in the words of Guardian, 'lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds.'


Download The Melancholy of Resistance (9781781256244).pdf, available at lapakane.xyz for free.

Details

Author(s)
Laszlo Krasznahorkai, George Szirtes
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 20mm | 281g
Publication date
12 May 2016
Publisher
Profile Books Ltd
Imprint
Tuskar Rock
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Main
ISBN10
1781256241
ISBN13
9781781256244
Bestsellers rank
46,558