The Guardian interviews László Krasznahorkai

Krasznahorkai on writing, modern society and Sátántango
László Krasznahorkai
Richard Lea (The Guardian) interviews acclaimed Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai: 'Perched on the end of the bed in László Krasznahorkai's hotel room, I realise that I'm in the clutches of a formal dilemma. The Hungarian writer is sitting in the armchair by the window, the morning after bewitching an Edinburgh festival audience with an electrifying reading from his novel Sátántango. He's discussing his disenchantment with the paragraph break and the full stop, expounding why the prose of his novels surges across the page in what his translator George Szirtes calls a "slow lava flow of narrative, a vast black river of type". Slowly, patiently, with unstoppable momentum, he explains in his ramshackle English that the full stop is all very well for other writers, but it is not for him.' [Read More]

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