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Author Krasznahorkai, László.

Title The melancholy of resistance / László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
Published New York : New Directions, 2000

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Description 314 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "The Melancholy of Resistance depicts a chain of mysterious events in an insignificant Hungarian town. A circus, promising to display the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world, arrives in the dead of winter, prompting bizarre rumors. Word spreads that the circus folk have a sinister purpose in mind, and the frightened citizens cling to any manifestation of order they can find - music, cosmology, fascism. The novel's characters are unforgettable: the evil Mrs. Eszter, plotting to take over the town; her weakling husband; and Valuska, our hapless hero with his head in the clouds, who is the tender center of the book, the only pure and noble soul to be found."--BOOK JACKET
Genre/Form Fiction.
Author Szirtes, George, 1948-
LC no. 00055421
ISBN 0811214508
Other Titles Ellenállás melankóliája. English