Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens: Reportage

Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens: Reportage (Paperback)

By Laszlo Krasznahorkai , Ottilie Mulzet 
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Publisher: Seagull Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0857425331
EAN: 9780857425331
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 320
Publish Date: 2018-06-15
Binding: Paperback
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Known for his brilliantly dark fictional visions, L szl 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
"The contemporary Hungarian master of the apocalypse."--Susan Sontag

"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
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Title: Destruction and Sorrow Beneath the Heavens: Reportage
Publisher: Seagull Books
Author: Laszlo Krasznahorkai , Ottilie Mulzet
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0857425331
EAN: 9780857425331
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 320
Publish Date: 2018-06-15
Binding: Paperback

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