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The world goes on / László Krasznahorkai ; translated by John Batki ; with additional translations by Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes.

Book Book (2017.)
Description: 288 pages ; 21 cm.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2017.
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  • ISBN: 9780811224192 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0811224198 (alk. paper)
Contents: Speaks. Wandering-standing -- About speed (n/a) -- Wants to forget -- How lovely -- At the latest in Turin -- The world goes on -- Everyday Theseus (n/a) -- Hundred people all told -- Not on the Heracleitean path -- Narrates. Dragon crossing -- Time on the 381 -- Győrgy Fehér's Henrik Mólnar -- Bankers -- A drop of water -- Downward on a forest road (n/a) -- The bill -- That Gagarin -- Obstacle theory -- Journey in a place without blessings -- The swan of Istanbul -- He bids farewell. I don't need anything from here.
Summary: 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 formsthere is nothing else like it in contemporary literature."
Authors: Batki, John, (translator.). Mulzet, Ottilie, (translator.). Szirtes, George, 1948- (translator.).
Citation: Krasznahorkai, László. "The world goes on." New York : New Directions Publishing Corporation, 2017.
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