László Krasznahorkai


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in Gyula, Hungary
January 05, 1954

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László Krasznahorkai is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter who is known for critically difficult and demanding novels, often labelled as postmodern, with dystopian and bleak melancholic themes.

He is probably best known through the oeuvre of the director Béla Tarr, who has collaborated with him on several movies. He is also the 2015 Man Booker International Prize Winner.


Average rating: 4.11 · 10,054 ratings · 1,433 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
Satantango

4.10 avg rating — 3,500 ratings — published 1985 — 41 editions
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The Melancholy of Resistance

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4.17 avg rating — 2,216 ratings — published 1989 — 36 editions
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War & War

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4.13 avg rating — 1,196 ratings — published 1999 — 25 editions
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Seiobo There Below

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4.31 avg rating — 897 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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The Last Wolf / Herman

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4.01 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Animalinside

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4.15 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Die Welt voran

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3.72 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Destruction and Sorrow bene...

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3.94 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Északról hegy, délről tó, n...

4.01 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2003 — 13 editions
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Az utolsó farkas

4.03 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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“It passes, but it does not pass away.”
Laszlo Krasznahorkai

“...what one ought to capture in beauty is that which is treacherous and irresistible...”
László Krasznahorkai, War & War

“Quietly, continually, the rain fell and the inconsolable wind that died then was forever resurrected ruffled the still surfaces of puddles so lightly it failed to disturb the delicate dead skin that had covered them during the night so that instead of recovering the previous day's tired glitter they increasingly and remorselessly absorbed the light that swam slowly out of the east.”
László Krasznahorkai, Satantango

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