Satantango

Satantango

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Overview

From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

A dark, haunting masterpiece by the author of The Melancholy of Resistance and Seiobo There Below


Now in paperback, Satantango, the novel that inspired Béla Tarr’s classic film, is proof that the devil has all the good times. Set in an isolated hamlet, the novel unfolds over the course of a few rain-soaked days. Only a dozen inhabitants remain in the bleak village, rank with the stench of failed schemes, betrayals, failure, infidelity, sudden hopes, and aborted dreams. “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. Theirs is the dance of death.” Into this world comes, it seems, a messiah…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811220897
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 208,796
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature and the 2015 Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement, László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary.

George Szirtes (b. 1948) is an award-winning poet and translator who settled in England after his family fled the Hungarian Uprising of 1956.

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