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

Krasznahorkai, László, (author.). Mulzet, Ottilie, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library KRA (Text) 35151001094721 Adult Fiction Volume hold Reshelving -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811226646
  • Physical Description: 558 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Hungarian as Báró Wenckheim hazatér"--Title page verso.
"A New Directions book."
Summary, etc.:
"Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin–like figure, Baron Béla Wenckheim, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he longs to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. Confusions abound, and 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 attempts to immunize himself from thought. Spectacular actions are staged as death and the abyss loom over the unsuspecting townfolk."-- Publisher.
Original Version Note:
Translation of: Báró Wenckheim hazatér.
Language Note:
Translated from the Hungarian.
Subject: Homecoming > Fiction.
Gossip > Fiction.
Hungary > Fiction.

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