Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
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Engelska
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576
Utgivningsdatum
2019-11-07
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Main
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Tuskar Rock
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163 x 240 x 51 mm
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558 g
ISBN
9781781258910
Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming (inbunden)

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2019 'Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists.' Paris Review Nearing the end of his life, Baron Bela Wenckheim decides to return 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. Meanwhile, 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 immunise 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. Hailed internationally as perhaps the most important novel of the young twenty-first century, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the culmination of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's remarkable and singular career. 'I've said a thousand times that I always wanted to write just one book. Now, with Baron, I can close this story. With this novel I can prove that I really wrote just one book in my life. This is the book - Satantango, Melancholy, War & War, and Baron. This is my one book.' Laszlo Krasnahorkai
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Baron Wenkcheim's Homecoming is a fitting capstone to Krasznahorkai's tetralogy, one of the supreme achievements of contemporary literature. Now seems as good a time as any to name him among our greatest living novelists. * Paris Review * Hungarian maestro Laszlo Krasznahorkai is laconic and shrewd, as practical as he is existential, capable of wresting huge laughs as well as immense profundity from the commonplace and the way in which we choose to respond to it. * Irish Times * The Hungarian maestro is on peerless form with a work of dark wit and dizzying prose -- Anthony Cummins * Observer * Baron is not bedtime reading: you need your wits about you. At one point in Ottilie Mulzet's tirelessly virtuosic translation, a chunk from the Annals of Tacitus appears, in Latin. This is a novel that demands much of its readers, and gives much in return. In an era glutted with fiction as vapid and insubstantial as a Krispy Kreme doughnut, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the real Linzer torte. -- Jane Shilling * The New Statesman * A mantra of fret, a strangely uplifting pessimism ... the Hungarian master has created perhaps his most accessible novel * Prospect * With an immense cast and wide-ranging erudition, this novel [is] the culmination of a Hungarian master's career * New Yorker * Mesmerisingly strange ... this blackly absurd satire of provincial Hungarian life is maddening, compelling - and very funny ... exhilaratingly out of step with most contemporary fiction * Guardian * This vortex of a novel compares neatly with Dostoevsky and shows Krasznahorkai at the absolute summit of his decades-long project. Apocalyptic, visionary, and mad, it flies off the page and stays lodged intractably wherever it lands. * Publisher's Weekly starred review * Krasznahorkai constantly pushes beyond the expected, escalating everything to the brink of deliriousness * The New York Times Book Review * Astounding * Die Zeit * The contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse who inspires comparison with Gogol and Melville -- Susan Sontag

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Laszlo Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango, the same prize the following year for Seiobo There Below, and the 1993 Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance. He was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017 for The World Goes On, and won the same prize in 2015 in its original guise as a biennial prize rewarding an outstanding body of work. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in the hills of Pilisszentlaszlo in Hungary.