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The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai
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Jan 20, 08

Read in June, 2007

Easily one of the best books I read last year, it reads like Thomas Bernhard rewriting Dostoyevksy's The Devils. The language is very dense, claustrophobic, and hypnotic.

Another reviewer mentioned that this book was the source of Bela Tarr's Werkmeister's Harmonies, an extremely beautiful movie, a masterpiece in its own right, but a very poor translation of this wonderful book. It captures none of the unbearable tension, the darkness, and sense of impending doom in this book.
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