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Worth keeping your eyes our for: War & War, by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, is just about to land. Originally published in Hungary in 1996, I think, this is Krasznahorkai's second novel in English from American publisher New Directions (who don't have the rights to sell War & War in the UK, so you won't find it in a UK bookshop, but getting it online will be easy enough) translated by poet George Szirtes, who also translated the earlier The Melanchology of Resistance. No less than WG Sebald commented that Krasznahorkai's prose "far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing."


Film buffs may well recognise Krasznahorkai's name as he has co-written with the director Béla Tarr (as Waggish has written so compellingly about).

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