The melancholy of resistance

by Krasznahorkai, László,

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"A powerful, surreal novel, in the tradition of Gogol, about the chaotic events surrounding the arrival of a circus in a small Hungarian town. The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai's magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, 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..."--Publisher description.
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Subjects City and town life Hungary Fiction
Husband and wife Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Hungary Fiction.
Electronic books.
Political fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :New Directions,2002
New Directions2002
Other Titles Ellenallas melankoliaja.
Contributors Szirtes, George, 1948- translator.
László Krasznahorkai. Ellenallas melankoliaja.
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Language English
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ISBN 9780811220101
9780811220101
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