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Jun 24th & Jul 1st, 2020

EPISODE 5 - SATANTANGO

BY LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI (1985)

"Spread over a couple of days of endless rain, the story focuses on the dozen remaining inhabitants of an unnamed isolated hamlet: failures stuck in the middle of nowhere. Schemes, crimes, infidelities, hopes of escape, and above all trust and its constant betrayal are 'at the center of 'Satantango'', says translator George Szirtes.  'Their world is rough and ready, lost somewhere between the comic and tragic, theirs is the dance of death.'  As a pivotal character, tipsily confides, 'dance is my one weakness.'"

-New Directions Publishing Corp.

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Jul 8th & Jul 15th, 2020

EPISODE 6 - THE MELANCHOLY OF RESISTANCE

BY LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI (1989)

"Depicts a chain of mysterious events in a small 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. Compact, powerful and intense, 'The Melancholy of Resistance', as its enormously gifted translator George Szirtes puts it, “is a slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type.”

-New Directions Publishing Corp.

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Jul 22nd & Jul 29th, 2020

EPISODE 7 - WAR & WAR

BY LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI (1999)

"War & War begins at a point of danger: on a dark train platform Korim is on the verge of being attacked by thuggish teenagers and robbed; and from here, we are carried along by the insistent voice of this nervous clerk. Desperate, at times almost mad, but also keenly empathic, [and] written like nothing else (turning single sentences into chapters), War and War affirms W. G. Sebald’s comment that Krasznahorkai’s prose 'far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing.'”

-New Directions Publishing Corp.

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Aug 5th & Aug 12th, 2020

EPISODE 8 - BARON WENCKHEIM'S

BY LÁSZLÓ KRASZNAHORKAI (2016)

"Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin–like figure, Baron Béla Wenckheim, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown.  Confusions abound, and what follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town’s alternately drab and absurd existence.  Spectacular actions are staged as death and the abyss loom over the unsuspecting townfolk."

-New Directions Publishing Corp.

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