Tuesday, May 06, 2014


Today on the BITSblog, we provided a few reasons why you should read László Krasznahorkai, contemporary master of Hungarian literature and the first author to win the Best Translated Book Award two years in a row. Here's a brief description of what readers should expect when embarking on the carnivalesque journey that is reading Satantango

It will be strange, grotesque, and occasionally comic. It will try their patience and force them to reexamine their notions of literary ambition and scale. It will be something entirely special and they will understand immediately why Susan Sontag calls Kraznahorkai "The Hungarian Master of the apocalypse."
And here's Krasznahorkai's acceptance speech  for his new novel, Seiobo There Below

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