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The Resource The World Goes On

The World Goes On

Label
The World Goes On
Title
The World Goes On
Statement of responsibility
Laszlo Krasznahorkai ; translated by John Batki ; with additional translations by Ottilie Mulzet and George Szirtes
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Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018 A Hungarian interpreter obsessed with waterfalls, at the edge of the abyss in his own mind, wanders the chaotic streets of Shanghai. A traveller, 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 labourer in a Portuguese marble quarry wanders off from work one day into a surreal realm utterly alien from his daily toils. In The World Goes On, a narrator first speaks directly, tells twenty-one unforgettable stories, then bids farewell ('for here I would leave this earth and these stars, because I would take nothing with me'). As László Krasznahorkai 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...' The World Goes On is another masterpiece by the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. 'The excitement of his writing,' Adam Thirlwell proclaimed in the New York Review of Books, 'is that he has come up with his own original forms-there is nothing else like it in contemporary literature.'
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Summary
The award-winning author of Satantango presents an evocative new collection of stories, linked by a common narrator
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Tone
Writing style
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10611579
Cataloging source
DLC
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Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Dewey number
894.51134
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1948-
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  • Batki, John
  • Mulzet, Ottilie
  • Szirtes, George
  • Krasznahorkai, Laszlo
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True
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Fiction / General
Target audience
adult
Label
The World Goes On
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008907
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782834274
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The World Goes On
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008907
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781782834274
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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