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The Resource The last wolf, László Krasznahorkai

The last wolf, László Krasznahorkai

Label
The last wolf
Title
The last wolf
Statement of responsibility
László Krasznahorkai
Title variation
  • Last wolf
  • Herman
Title variation remainder
& Herman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
"The Last Wolf": features a classic, obsessed Krasznahorkai narrator, a man hired to write (by mistake, by a glitch of fate) the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, a barren stretch of Spain. This miserable experience is narrated all in a single sentence as a sad looping tale, a howl more or less, in a dreary wintry Berlin bar to a patently bored bartender. The Last Wolf is Krasznahorkai in a maddening nutshell with the narrator trapped in his own experience enfolding the reader in the exact same sort of entrapment to and beyond the end, with its first full-stop period of the book. "Herman": a peerless virtuoso of trapping who guards the splendid mysteries of an ancient craft gradually sinking into permanent oblivion, is asked to clear a forest's last noxious beasts. In Herman I: the Game Warden, he begins with great zeal, although in time he suspects that maybe he was on the wrong scent. Herman switches sides, deciding to track entirely new game. In Herman II: The Death of a Craft, the same situation is viewed by strange visitors to the region. Hyper-sexualised aristocratic officers on a very extended leave are enjoying a saturnalia with a bevy of beauties in the town nearest the forest. With a sense of effete irony, they interrupt their orgies to pitch in with the manhunt of poor Herman, and in the end, only we are left to relish the magic bouquet of this escapade
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NLE
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Krasznahorkai, László
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hungarian
Literary form
short stories
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  • Krasznahorkai, László
  • Krasznahorkai, László
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  • College teachers
  • Hunters
  • Short stories
  • Authors
  • Wolves
  • Game wardens
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Existentialism
  • Hunting stories, Hungarian
  • Hungarian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The last wolf, László Krasznahorkai
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Hungarian
  • Originally published in this translation: New York: New Directions Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last wolf -- Herman
Control code
000059624829
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781781258132
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970601942
Label
The last wolf, László Krasznahorkai
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translated from the Hungarian
  • Originally published in this translation: New York: New Directions Books, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The last wolf -- Herman
Control code
000059624829
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
120 pages
Isbn
9781781258132
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970601942

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