Books by László Krasznahorkai

László Krasznahorkai lives in the hills of Szentlászló, Hungary. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes including Best Book of the Year in Germany in 1993 for The Melancholy of Resistance. Two of his novels have been made into award-winning fi


THE WORLD GOES ON by László Krasznahorkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2017

"Complex and difficult, as are all of Krasznahorkai's works, but worth sticking with."
The world goes on indeed, and it's not pretty: so Hungarian novelist Krasznahorkai (The Last Wolf and Herman, 2016, etc.) instructs in this existentialism-tinged set of linked stories. Read full book review >
THE LAST WOLF and HERMAN by László Krasznahorkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Somewhere James Joyce is smiling. Krasznahorkai is a writer who, though difficult, demands greater recognition by readers outside Hungary."
Two short but maddeningly complex fictions by the Hungarian master (Seiobo There Below, 2013, etc.) of the postmodern. Read full book review >
WAR AND WAR by László Krasznahorkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2006

"Issues of war, peace and reality are overshadowed by the thoroughly depressing figure of Korin, 'the personification of defeat.'"
Burrow into the dense prose of this novel—the Hungarian author's second U.S. publication (following The Melancholy of Resistance, 2000)—about an archivist on a mission and you'll find a story-within-a-story. Read full book review >
THE MELANCHOLY OF RESISTANCE by László Krasznahorkai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2000

"Not an easy read, but ingeniously composed and fascinating."
A first English translation of a 1989 Hungarian novel, in which the arrival of a traveling circus in a nondescript village arouses local curiosity, paranoia, and terror and ends in a kind of communal madness. Read full book review >