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Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens - Reportage

English · Paperback / Softback

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Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, László Krasznahorkai is one of the most respected European writers of his generation and the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Here, he brings us on a journey through China at the dawn of the new millennium. On the precipice of its emergence as a global power, China is experiencing cataclysms of modernity as its harsh Maoist strictures meet the chaotic flux of globalism. What remains of the Middle Kingdom's ancient cultural riches? And can a Westerner truly understand China's past and present--or the murky waters where the two meet?

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is both a travel memoir and the chronicle of a distinct intellectual shift as one of the most captivating contemporary writers and thinkers begins to engage with the cultures of Asia and the legacies of its interactions with Europe in a newly globalized society. Rendered in English by award-winning translator Ottilie Mulzet, Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens is an important work, marking the emergence of Krasznahorkai as a truly global novelist.

Praise for Krasznahorkai
> "Krasznahorkai delights in unorthodox description; no object is too insignificant for his worrying gaze. . . . He offers us stories that are relentlessly generative and defiantly irresolvable. They are haunting, pleasantly weird, and ultimately, bigger than the worlds they inhabit."--New York Times

"Krasznahorkai is an expert with the complexity of human obsessions. Each of his books feel like an event, a revelation."--Daily Beast

About the author










László Krasznahorkai is a celebrated Hungarian novelist and winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. His works include Satantango and Seibo There Below. Ottilie Mulzet is a literary critic and award-winning Hungarian translator.

Summary

A memoir of the author's travels in China.

Product details

Authors Laszlo Krasznahorkai, László Krasznahorkai
Assisted by Ottilie Mulzet (Translation)
Publisher Seagull Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.06.2018
 
EAN 9780857425331
ISBN 978-0-85742-533-1
No. of pages 320
Dimensions 150 mm x 224 mm x 23 mm
Weight 408 g
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Biographies, autobiographies
Travel > Travel guides > Asia

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