On Monday, July 2, László Krasznahorkai read before a considerably rapt crowd at the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan. The Hungarian writer read from Satantango and spoke about his elliptical and enigmatic prose style, offering the following anecdote when asked about his long-winded and often maddening sentences: “Everyone knows that the dot belongs not to human beings but the dot belongs to the gods. The gods will get the last dot.” As Satantango deals with people’s reactions to promises of hope and salvation, Krasznahorkai’s comments during the question-and-answer period underscore a major concerns in this novel: “I’m not interested to believe in something, but to understand the people who believe.” (via Los Angeles Review of Books - Dancing With The Devil)
I love that the Internet is still reeling from the amazingness of Krasznahorkai two weeks ago. Wait until I post the full audio recording and you all really lose your isht.