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Krasznahorkai, Laszlo (Author); Neumann, Max (Artist) & Toibin, Colm (Contributor). ANIMALINSIDE: THE LIMITED EDITION. New York City, NY: New Directions/Center For Writers & Translators At The American University Of Paris, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 40 pages. As New/As New.

Artist Book. Collaboration between Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Max Neumann. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. Published as a softcover original only. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Sylph Editions: Regular-sized volume format. Red softcovers, as issued. Art by Max Neumann. Text by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Preface by Colm Toibin, himself a great living writer and an ardent champion of the author's work. Original obi-band intact. Printed on archival thick uncoated stock paper (for the text) and coated stock paper delicately overlaid on the page (for the art) in the United Kingdom to absolutely the highest standards. The reproduction quality of the art must be seen to be believed. In cream ribbed DJ with titles on the cover, as issued. Presents the sublime collaboraton between Max Neumann and Laszlo Krasnahorkai in a collectible Limited-Edition format. "As if some chained being had to shake its essence free, as if art taken to its limit were a form of howling, 'Animalinside' explodes from its first line: 'He wants to break free, attempts to stretch open the walls, but he has been taut-ened by them, and there he remains in this taut-ening, in this constraint, and there is nothing to do but howl'. To create this work that strains against all constraints, Laszlo Krasznahorkai began from one of Max Neumann's paintings. Neumann, spurred into action, created 14 more images, which unleashed an additional thirteen texts from the author. 'Animalinside' is the rare case of two matchless artists meeting across disciplines. Exquisitely produced with a deluxe seven-stage printing process for the amazing Neumann images" (Publisher's blurb). Krasznahorkai is largely unknown among readers in English, but he is a revered cult figure among cinephiles: He has collaborated with Bela Tarr, one of the four or five greatest living filmmakers, on the latter's most important films, notably "Werckmeister Harmonies" (2000) and "Satantango" (1994), the seven-hour-long epic that is based on Krasznahorkai's great novel (as yet untranslated into English). "The contemporary Hungarian master of the Apocalypse who inspires comparisons with Gogol and Melville" (Susan Sontag). A masterpiece, this is a "must-have" title for Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Max Neumann collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 14 color plates. Two of the greatest living writers and artists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LASZLO KRASZNAHORKAI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0956509215. $100.00

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