Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming (Paperback)Laszlo Krasznahorkai (author)
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 473 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm
The Hungarian maestro is on peerless form with a work of dark wit and dizzying prose -- Anthony Cummins * Observer *
Mesmerisingly strange ... this blackly absurd satire of provincial Hungarian life is maddening, compelling - and very funny ... exhilaratingly out of step with most contemporary fiction * Guardian *
Baron is not bedtime reading: you need your wits about you ... This is a novel that demands much of its readers, and gives much in return. In an era glutted with fiction as vapid and insubstantial as a Krispy Kreme doughnut, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming is the real Linzer torte. * The New Statesman *
A mantra of fret, a strangely uplifting pessimism ... the Hungarian master has created perhaps his most accessible novel * Prospect *
With an immense cast and wide-ranging erudition, this novel [is] the culmination of a Hungarian master's career * New Yorker *
This vortex of a novel compares neatly with Dostoevsky and shows Krasznahorkai at the absolute summit of his decades-long project. Apocalyptic, visionary, and mad, it flies off the page and stays lodged intractably wherever it lands. * Publisher's Weekly starred review *
Krasznahorkai constantly pushes beyond the expected, escalating everything to the brink of deliriousness * The New York Times Book Review *
Astounding * Die Zeit *
The contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse who inspires comparison with Gogol and Melville -- Susan Sontag
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