His entry begins:
I just finished Satantango, Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s first, frightening, and comic novel about hopeless life in Soviet-controlled Hungary, but really about hopeless life everywhere. It’s a dense, numbed, enchantment that takes place in a constant downpour and is equal, in its way, to Beckett’s equally glum and humorous scenarios of paralyzed figures on empty stages.About Parsifal, from the publisher:
The second book I’m reading, and continuing to read, is...[read on]
There's a war going on between the earth and the sky, but that doesn’t stop Parsifal, a humble fountain-pen repairman, from revisiting the forest where he was raised. On his journey, Parsifal—a wise fool if there ever was one—encounters several librarians, a therapist, numerous blind people, and Misty, a beautiful woman who may well be under the influence of recreational drugs.Read more about Jim Krusoe's Parsifal at the Tin House Books website.
Head-spinning and hilarious, Parsifal is a book like no other about the entanglement of the past and present, as well as the limitations of the future.
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