A Mountain to the North, A Lake to The South, Paths to the West, A River to the East (Hardback)

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

An exquisitely beautiful new novel from one of the world's greatest living writers.

The grandson of Prince Genji lives outside of space and time and wanders the grounds of an old monastery in Kyoto. The monastery, too, is timeless, with barely a trace of any human presence. The wanderer is searching for a garden that has long captivated him.

This novel by International Booker Prize winner László Krasznahorkai - perhaps his most serene and poetic work - describes a search for the unobtainable and the riches to be discovered along the way. Despite difficulties in finding the garden, the reader is closely introduced to the construction processes of the monastery as well as the geological and biological processes of the surrounding area, making this an unforgettable meditation on nature, life, history, and being.

Publication date: 12/01/2023

£15.00

ISBN: 9781800814585

Imprint: Tuskar Rock

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Ottilie Mulzet

A Mountain to the North, A Lake to The South, Paths to the West, A River to the East (Ebook)

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

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An exquisitely beautiful new novel from one of the world's greatest living writers.

The grandson of Prince Genji lives outside of space and time and wanders the grounds of an old monastery in Kyoto. The monastery, too, is timeless, with barely a trace of any human presence. The wanderer is searching for a garden that has long captivated him.

This novel by International Booker Prize winner László Krasznahorkai - perhaps his most serene and poetic work - describes a search for the unobtainable and the riches to be discovered along the way. Despite difficulties in finding the garden, the reader is closely introduced to the construction processes of the monastery as well as the geological and biological processes of the surrounding area, making this an unforgettable meditation on nature, life, history, and being.

Publication date: 12/01/2023

£12.99

ISBN: 9781800814578

Imprint: Tuskar Rock

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Ottilie Mulzet

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango, the same prize the following year for Seiobo There Below, and the 1993 Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance. He was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017 for The World Goes On, and won the same prize in 2015 in its original guise as a biennial prize rewarding an outstanding body of work. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in the hills of Pilisszentlászló in Hungary.

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