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Satantango - 9781848877658

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  • Product code: AGYFW
  • ISBN: 9781848877658
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 04/07/2013

Satantango (Paperback)

Satantango - 9781848877658

Laszlo Krasznahorkai


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In the darkening embers of a Communist utopia, life in a desolate Hungarian town has come to a virtual standstill. Flies buzz, spiders weave, water drips and animals root desultorily in the barnyard of a collective farm. But when the charismatic Irimias - long-thought dead - returns to the commune, the villagers fall under his spell. The Devil has arrived in their midst. Irimias will divide and rule: his arrival heralds the beginning of a period of violence and greed for the villagers as he sets about swindling them out of a fortune that might allow them to escape the emptiness and futility of their existence. He soon attains a messianic aura as he plays on the fears of the townsfolk and a series of increasingly brutal events unfold. Satantango follows the villagers as they are exploited and taken in by Irimias; as they drink and stumble their way toward the gradual realization of their mistake and ultimate demise. In its measured prose and long, Tolstoyan sentences, Satantango is nothing short of a literary masterpiece; a formal meditation on death and avarice, human fallibility and faith.

Product Details

  • Product code: AGYFW
  • ISBN: 9781848877658
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.0cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: 04/07/2013

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