The world goes on

by Krasznahorkai, László,

Format: Print Book 2017
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In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, then tells eleven unforgettable stories, and then bids farewell ("for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me"). As László Krasznahoraki himself explains: "Each text is about drawing our attention away from this world, speeding our body toward annihilation, and immersing ourselves in a current of thought or a narrative..." A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai. A traveler, reeling from the sights and sounds of Varanasi, encounters a giant of a man on the banks of the Ganges ranting on the nature of a single drop of water. A child laborer in a Portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. The World Goes On is another amazing masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. "The excitement of his writing," Adam Thirwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, "is that he has come up with this own original forms--there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature."
I. Speaks. Wandering-standing / [translated by] Ottilie Mulzet
On Velocity / [translated by] George Szirtes
He wants to forget / [translated by] John Batki
How lovely / [translated by] JB
At the latest, in Turin / [translated by] JB
The world goes on / [translated by] JB
Universal Theseus / [translated by] JB
One hundred people all told / [translated by] JB
Not on the Heracleitean path / [translated by] JB
II. Narrates. Nine dragon crossing / [translated by] JB
One time on the 381 / [translated by] JB
Győrgy Fehér's Henrik Mólnar / [translated by] JB
Bankers / [translated by] OM
A drop of water / [translated by] JB
Downhill on a forest road / [translated by] GS
The bill / [translated by] GS
That Gagarin / [translated by] OM
Obstacle theory / [translated by] JB
Journey in a place without blessings / [translated by] OM
The swan of Istanbul / [translated by] JB
III. He bids farewell. I don't need anything from here / [translated by] OM.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Krasznahorkai's latest begins in a void, out of which speaks a voice who wants to escape the world, where everything "is intolerable, unbearable, cold, sad, bleak, and deathly." From there, the speaker embarks on a series of monologues in which he circles the globe, tries to outrun it, wants to forget it, then delivers three lectures on melancholy, revolt, and possession. These exercises concluded, a set of enigmatic short stories unfold. In "Nine Dragon Crossing," a man obsessed with waterfalls becomes lost in contemplation of the winding streets of Shanghai. In "One Time on the 381," a Portuguese miner stumbles upon a buried palace. The iconoclastic filmmaker of "György Fehér's Henrik Mólnar" recalls Krasznahorkai's own collaborations with director Bela Tarr. The ecstatic "A Drop of Water" concerns an encounter with a Buddha on the banks of the Ganges. Other stories take readers to a baroque and sensual Venice or resume the theme of leaving the world through the story of Russian cosmonaut Gagarin. In the end, the storyteller bids farewell and departs into eternity, leaving readers to puzzle over the parables, dialogues, and tales. This book breaks all conventions and tests the very limits of language, resulting in a transcendent, astounding experience. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Krasznahorkai, László -- Translations into English.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :New Directions Publishing Corporation,2017
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Batki, John, translator.
Mulzet, Ottilie, translator.
Szirtes, George, 1948- translator.
Language English
Description 311 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780811224192
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