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Melancholy of Resistance, the (1989) [Novel]
by László Krasznahorkai Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in an insignificant Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the midst of a terminal frost, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose at hand, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find—music, cosmology, fascism. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting her takeover of the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found.

Original title: Az ellenállás melankóliája
Original languages: Hungarian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Melancholy of Resistance

The Melancholy of Resistance (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: George Szirtes
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Manifested in:

Melancholy of Resistance, the (June 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811215040
Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.9 x 0.9
Pages: 320

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