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Satantango (Signed First Edition)

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

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ISBN 10: 0811217345 / ISBN 13: 9780811217347
Published by New Directions, 2012
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New York: New Directions [2012]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated by him in July 2012, the month of U.S. publication, in NYC. New, issued without dust jacket. A pristine unread copy, very fine in all repsects. Smoke free shop. Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Signed, dated, placed in NYC, without further inscription. A very difficult signature, as the author infrequently does appearances. This was signed at his appearance at a NYC independent bookstore. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 0106-15

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Title: Satantango (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: New Directions

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

At long last, twenty-five years after the Hungarian genius László Krasznahorkai burst onto the scene with his first novel, Satantango dances into English in a beautiful translation by George Szirtes.

Already famous as the inspiration for the filmmaker Béla Tarr’s six-hour masterpiece, Satantango is proof, as the spellbinding, bleak, and hauntingly beautiful book has it, that “the devil has all the good times.”

The story of Satantango, spread over a couple of days of endless rain, focuses on the dozen remaining inhabitants of an unnamed isolated hamlet: failures stuck in the middle of nowhere. Schemes, crimes, infidelities, hopes of escape, and above all trust and its constant betrayal are Krasznahorkai’s meat. “At the center of Satantango,” George Szirtes has said, “is the eponymous drunken dance, referred to here sometimes as a tango and sometimes as a csardas. It takes place at the local inn where everyone is drunk. . . . Their world is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the comic and tragic, in one small insignificant corner of the cosmos. Theirs is the dance of death.”

“You know,” Mrs. Schmidt, a pivotal character, tipsily confides, “dance is my one weakness.”

About the Author:

Lászlo Krasznahorkai, described by James Wood in the New Yorker as an “obsessive visionary,” was born in Gyula, Hungary. This is his seventh book published by New Directions.

George Szirtes is a Hungarian-born British poet and translator who has translated works by Sándor Csoóri, Dezsö Kosztolányi, and László Krasznahorkai.

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