An inexorable, visionary book by the contemporary Hungarian master of apocalypse who inspires comparison with Gogol and Melville. (Susan Sontag)
In Krasznahorkai’s deft hands, the effect is a layered, freewheeling, amazingly persuasive tour of living human consciousness, in varied states of self-awareness. (Chris Lehmann - Newsday)
Krasznahorkai's artistry merits serious notice. May further translations grant him the wider notice he deserves among English-speaking readers. (Review of Contemporary Literature)
Ingeniously composed and fascinating. (Kirkus Reviews)
The Melancholy of Resistance is a slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type. (George Szirtes)
Lifts the reader along in lunar leaps and bounds. (The Guardian)
One of the great novels of the last quarter-century - like a MittelEuropean Moby Dick. (Garth Risk Hallberg - The Millions)
Original Language: Hungarian --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.