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Krasznahorkai, Laszlo (Translated by Ottilie Mulzet). SEIOBO THERE BELOW. London, England: Tuskar Rock Press, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 451 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fourth novel. One of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's greatest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom and in hardcover. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Laszlo Krasznahorkai's "Seibo jart odalent" in a felicitous English translation. "Beauty reflects, however fleetingly, the sacred, and even if we are mostly unable to bear it" (Ottilie Mulzet). Until recently (that is, 2015, upon winning the MAN Booker International Prize), Krasznahorkai was largely unknown among readers in English. But he has been a revered cult figure among cinephiles for a very long time: He 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 (finally translated into English in 2012). "The contemporary Hungarian master of the Apocalypse who inspires comparisons with Gogol and Melville" (Susan Sontag). "The universality of his vision far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing" (W. G. Sebald). An absolute "must-have" title for Laszlo Krasznahorkai collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Laszlo Krasznahorkai. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a pristine copy of the First American Edition/First Printing, which is a softcover original only, but precedes the British Edition. This title is a great book. This is one of very few signed copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the MAN Booker Intrernational Prize in 2015. One of the greatest living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LASZLO KRASZNAHORKAI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1781255105. $150.00

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