“The contemporary Hungarian master of the Apocalypse who inspires comparison to Gogol and Melville.” (Susan Sontag)
“Little more than 40 pages long, László Krasznahorkai’s pamphlet-like, multi-media collaboration with the painter Max Neumann is one of the most beautifully produced works of literature this year.” (Scott Esposito - The National)
“Intense and uncompromising.” (W. G. Sebald)
About the Author
László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary in 1954. He has won numerous international literary awards and his works have been translated into many languages.
The highly acclaimed German painter Max Neumann (born in 1949 in Saarbruck) lives in Berlin and exhibits his work around the world.
The Irish author Colm Tóibín’s most recent novel, the bestselling Brooklyn, won the 2010 Costa Fiction Award.
Ottilie Mulzet is a literary critic and translator of Hungarian. New Directions published her translation of Krasznahorkai’s Animalinside.