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The Resource Baron Wenckheim's homecoming, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet

Baron Wenckheim's homecoming, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet

Label
Baron Wenckheim's homecoming
Title
Baron Wenckheim's homecoming
Statement of responsibility
László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of Baron Bela Wenckheim, who decides to return at the end of his life to the provincial Hungarian town of his birth. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he wishes to be reunited with his high school sweetheart Marika. What follows is an endless storm of gossip, con men, and local politicians, vividly evoking the small town's alternately drab and absurd existence. All along, the Professor - a world-famous natural scientist who studies mosses and inhabits a bizarre Zen-like shack in a desolate area outside of town - offers long rants and disquisitions on his own attempts to immunize himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged, death and the abyss loom, until finally doom is brought down on the unsuspecting residents of the town
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krasznahorkai, László
Dewey number
894/.51134
Index
no index present
LC call number
PH3281.K8866
LC item number
B3713 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homecoming
  • Scientists
  • Debt
  • Reunions
  • Gossip
  • Exile (Punishment)
  • Small town life
  • Hungary
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Label
Baron Wenckheim's homecoming, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
558 pages
Isbn
9780811226646
Lccn
2019025135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119666463
  • (OCoLC)1119666463
Label
Baron Wenckheim's homecoming, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
558 pages
Isbn
9780811226646
Lccn
2019025135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1119666463
  • (OCoLC)1119666463

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