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The Resource The last wolf ; : & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes and John Batki

The last wolf ; : & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes and John Batki

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The last wolf ; : & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft
Title
The last wolf ;
Title remainder
& Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft
Statement of responsibility
László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes and John Batki
Title variation
  • Last wolf and Herman
  • Herman
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  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
The Last Wolf, translated by George Szirtes, features a classic, obsessed Krasznahorkai narrator, a man hired to write (by mistake, by a glitch of fate) the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, a barren stretch of Spain. This miserable experience (being mistaken for another, dragged about a cold foreign place, appalled by a species end) is narrated all in a single sentence as a sad looping tale, a howl more or less, in a dreary wintry Berlin bar to a patently bored bartender. The Last Wolf is Krasznahorkai in a maddening nutshell with the narrator trapped in his own experience (having internalized the extermination of the last creature of its kind and locked Extremadura in the depths of his own cold, empty, hollow heart ) enfolding the reader in the exact same sort of entrapment to and beyond the end, with its first full-stop period of the book. Herman, a peerless virtuoso of trapping who guards the splendid mysteries of an ancient craft gradually sinking into permanent oblivion, is asked to clear a forest s last noxious beasts. In Herman I: the Game Warden, he begins with great zeal, although in time he suspects that maybe he was on the wrong scent. Herman switches sides, deciding to track entirely new game... In Herman II: The Death of a Craft, the same situation is viewed by strange visitors to the region. Hyper-sexualized aristocratic officers on a very extended leave are enjoying a saturnalia with a bevy of beauties in the town nearest the forest. With a sense of effete irony, they interrupt their orgies to pitch in with the manhunt of poor Herman, and in the end, only we are left to relish the magic bouquet of this escapade... Translated by John Batki--Amazon.com
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A short masterwork by the most recent winner of the Man Booker International Prize: here, in miniature, is every reason why he won
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10526885
Cataloging source
DLC
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Krasznahorkai, László
Dewey number
894/.51134
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1948-
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  • Szirtes, George
  • Batki, John
  • Krasznahorkai, László
  • Krasznahorkai, László
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True
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  • Wolves
  • Game wardens
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Existentialism
  • Existentialism
  • Experimental fiction
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Game wardens
  • Hungarian fiction
  • Hunting stories
  • Wolves
Target audience
adult
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& Herman : the game warden, the death of a craft
Label
The last wolf ; : & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes and John Batki
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  • "A New Directions book."
  • "Originally published in Hungarian as Az utolsó farkas (The Last Wolf, originally published 2009), and Herman, a vadőr, A mesterségnek vége (Herman, originally published 1986)"--Title page verso
  • Bound back to back and inverted
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954719903
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
76, 52 pages
Isbn
9780811226080
Lccn
2016022374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954719903
Label
The last wolf ; : & Herman : the game warden & the death of a craft, László Krasznahorkai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes and John Batki
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A New Directions book."
  • "Originally published in Hungarian as Az utolsó farkas (The Last Wolf, originally published 2009), and Herman, a vadőr, A mesterségnek vége (Herman, originally published 1986)"--Title page verso
  • Bound back to back and inverted
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954719903
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
76, 52 pages
Isbn
9780811226080
Lccn
2016022374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954719903

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