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László Krasznahorkai


Born
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.

Krasznahorkai has been honored with numerous literary prizes, among them the highest award of the Hungarian state, the Kossuth Prize, and the 2015 Man Booker International Prize for his English-translated oeuvre.

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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

“Get it into your thick head that jokes are just like life. Things that begin badly, end badly. Everything's fine in the middle, it's the end you need to worry about.”
László Krasznahorkai, Satantango

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