The Bill: For Palma Vecchio, at Venice The Art Monographs

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Sylph Editions #ad - Peering out from the pages are Vecchio’s voluptuous, bare-breasted blondes, a succession of models transformed on the canvas into portraits of apprehensive sexuality. In the bill, vertiginous, lászló krasznahorkai’s madly lucid voice pours forth in a single, eleven-page sentence addressing Palma Vecchio, a sixteenth-century Venetian painter.

Alongside these women, the writer that susan sontag called “the hungarian master of apocalypse” interrogates Vecchio’s gift: Why does he do it? How does he do it? And why are these models so afraid of him even though he, never touches them? The text engages with the art, unlike most of his contemporaries, asking questions only the paintings can answer.

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The Manhattan Project

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Sylph Editions #ad - The manhattan Project is that book. 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. G. Sebald. The manhattan project provides a rare understanding of great literature in the making. As krasznahorkai goes in search of Melville, we journey along with him on the quest for the secret of creativity.

Internationally celebrated hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai has been heralded by Susan Sontag as “the Hungarian master of the apocalypse” and compared favorably to Gogol by W. Presented alongside krasznahorkai’s text are photographs by Ornan Rotem, which trace the encounters of writers and artists with Melville as they crisscross Manhattan, driven by a hunger to unlock the city’s inscrutable ways.

The Manhattan Project #ad - The manhattan project explores the act of creation through the lens of Krasznahorkai’s encounter with Melville, and it places this vision alongside the work of others who have crossed Melville’s path, both literally and fictionally. A new work by krasznahorkai is always an event, and The Manhattan Project is no less.

. As part of krasznahorkai’s fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Yet, as he follows in herman Melville’s footsteps, a second book alongside the original novella took shape. Offering a unique account of a great literary mind at work, Krasznahorkai reveals here the incidences and coincidences that shape his process of writing and creating.

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The World Goes On

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New Directions #ad - As lászló krasznahoraki himself explains: “each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative…” A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, speeding our body toward annihilation, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai.

A magnificent new collection of stories by “the contemporary hungarian master of apocalypse” Susan Sontag In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, and then bids farewell “for here I would leave this earth and these stars, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, because I would take nothing with me”.

The World Goes On #ad - The excitement of his writing, ” adam thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, “is that he has come up with this own original forms―there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature. ”. The world goes on is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

A child laborer in a portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. A traveler, 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.

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The Last Wolf & Herman

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New Directions #ad - 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. New directions Publishing Corporation. Hyper-sexualized aristocratic officers on a very extended leave are enjoying a saturnalia with a bevy of beauties in the town nearest the forest.

Two short masterworks by the most recent winner of the man booker international prize: here,  features a classic, a man hired to write by mistake, translated by George Szirtes, by a glitch of fate the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, is every reason why he wonThe Last Wolf, in miniature, obsessed Krasznahorkai narrator, a barren stretch of Spain.

The Last Wolf & Herman #ad - This miserable experience being mistaken for another, a howl more or less, appalled by a species’ end is narrated―all in a single sentence―as a sad looping tale, dragged about a cold foreign place, 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, hollow heart”―enfolding the reader in the exact same sort of entrapment to and beyond the end, empty, 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.

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War & War New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - G. From the winner of the 2015 man booker International PrizeA novel of awesome beauty and power by the Hungarian master, Laszla Krasznahorkai. Winner of a 2005 pEN Translation Fund Award. War and war, 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, Laszla Krasznahorkai's second novel in English from New Directions, we are carried along by the insistent voice of this nervous clerk.

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 the eight chapters of war and war is a short "prequel acting as a sequel, " which brings us to a dark bar, " "Isaiah, years before in Hungary, where Korim rants against the world and threatens suicide.

War & War New Directions Paperbook #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. Written like nothing else turning single sentences into chapters, War and War affirms W. 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.

Sebald's comment that Krasznahorkai's prose "far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing. New directions Publishing Corporation. Desperate, but also keenly empathic, at times almost mad, 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.

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Satantango

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New Directions #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Theirs is the dance of death. Into this world comes, it seems, a messiah… New directions Publishing Corporation. Set in an isolated hamlet, the novel unfolds over the course of a few rain-soaked days. Their world, ” in the words of the renowned translator George Szirtes is “rough and ready, lost somewhere between the cosmic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos.

. Only a dozen inhabitants remain in the bleak village, failure, betrayals, rank with the stench of failed schemes, sudden hopes, infidelity, and aborted dreams. From the winner of the 2015 man booker international prizea dark, the novel that inspired Béla Tarr’s classic film, Satantango, haunting masterpiece by the author of The Melancholy of Resistance and Seiobo There Below Now in paperback, is proof that the devil has all the good times.

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The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. New Directions. Eszter, who is the tender center of the book, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, the only pure and noble soul to be found. From the winner of the 2015 man booker international Prize 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. Compact, the melancholy of resistance, "is a slow lava flow of narrative, powerful and intense, as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, a vast black river of type.

The Melancholy of Resistance New Directions Paperbook #ad - And yet, in the words of the Guardian, the novel, miraculously, "lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds. New directions Publishing Corporation. A circus, arrives in the dead of winter, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, prompting bizarre rumors. Used book in Good Condition.

Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, cosmology, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find music, fascism.

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Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage Hungarian List

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Seagull Books #ad - New Directions. Used book in Good Condition. Rendered in english by award-winning translator Ottilie Mulzet, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is an important work, marking the emergence of Krasznahorkai as a truly global novelist. Praise for krasznahorkai “The contemporary Hungarian master of the apocalypse.

Susan sontag “krasznahorkai delights in unorthodox description; no object is too insignificant for his worrying gaze. On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist strictures meet the chaotic flux of globalism. Here, he brings us on a journey through China at the dawn of the new millennium.

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage Hungarian List #ad - What remains of the middle kingdom’s ancient cultural riches? and can a westerner truly understand China’s past and present—or the murky waters where the two meet?Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is both a travel memoir and the chronicle of a distinct intellectual shift as one of the most captivating contemporary writers and thinkers begins to engage with the cultures of Asia and the legacies of its interactions with Europe in a newly globalized society.

Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, László Krasznahorkai is one of the most respected European writers of his generation and the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Each of his books feel like an event, a revelation. Daily beast New directions Publishing Corporation.

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The Waste Books New York Review Books Classics

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New york Review of Books. German scientist and man of letters georg Christoph Lichtenberg was an 18th-century polymath: an experimental physicist, an astronomer, a mathematician, a practicing critic both of art and literature. New Directions. Used book in Good Condition. The record of a brilliant and subtle mind in action, and pleasure, The Waste Books are above all a powerful testament to the necessity, of unfettered thought.

The Waste Books New York Review Books Classics #ad - New directions Publishing Corporation. He is most celebrated, however, for the casual notes and aphorisms that he collected in what he called his Waste Books.

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Looking at Pictures

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New Directions / Christine Burgin #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A special side of robert walser: his essays on art A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art. Every piece is marked by walser’s unique eye, his delicate sensitivity, and his very particular sensibilities―and all are touched by his magic screwball wit.

New directions Publishing Corporation. New directions Publishing Corporation. His essays consider van gogh, watteau, rembrandt, cezanne, Fragonard, Cranach, Brueghel and his own brother Karl and also discuss general topics such as the character of the artist and of the dilettante as well as the differences between painters and poets.

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Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage The Hungarian List

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Seagull Books #ad - Seagull Books. New Directions. Rendered in english by award-winning translator Ottilie Mulzet, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is an important work, marking the emergence of Krasznahorkai as a truly global novelist. Praise for krasznahorkai “The contemporary Hungarian master of the apocalypse. Susan sontag “krasznahorkai delights in unorthodox description; no object is too insignificant for his worrying gaze.

They are haunting, pleasantly weird, and ultimately, bigger than the worlds they inhabit. New york times “krasznahorkai is an expert with the complexity of human obsessions. He offers us stories that are relentlessly generative and defiantly irresolvable. What remains of the middle kingdom’s ancient cultural riches? and can a westerner truly understand China’s past and present—or the murky waters where the two meet?Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is both a travel memoir and the chronicle of a distinct intellectual shift as one of the most captivating contemporary writers and thinkers begins to engage with the cultures of Asia and the legacies of its interactions with Europe in a newly globalized society.

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens: Reportage The Hungarian List #ad - On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist strictures meet the chaotic flux of globalism. Each of his books feel like an event, a revelation. Daily beast New directions Publishing Corporation.

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