The Melancholy of Resistance (New Directions Paperbook)

The Melancholy of Resistance (New Directions Paperbook)


From the winner of the 2015 guy Booker overseas Prize

a robust, surreal novel, within the culture of Gogol, concerning the chaotic occasions surrounding the coming of a circus in a small Hungarian city. The depression of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a sequence of mysterious occasions in a small Hungarian city. A circus, promising to show the filled physique of the most important whale on the planet, arrives within the useless of iciness, prompting weird and wonderful rumors. be aware spreads that the circus people have a sinister goal in brain, and the worried voters hang to any manifestation of order they could locate track, cosmology, fascism. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting her takeover of town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero together with his head within the clouds, who's the smooth middle of the e-book, the single natural and noble soul to be came upon. Compact, robust and extreme, The depression of Resistance, as its greatly talented translator George Szirtes places it, "is a sluggish lava circulate of narrative, an enormous black river of type." And but, miraculously, the radical, within the phrases of The Guardian, "lifts the reader alongside in lunar leaps and bounds."

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