László Krasznahorkai at City Lights

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Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai will be reading at City Lights in San Francisco this Thursday, June 28th.

The reading comes soon after the long awaited English release of Krasznahorkai’s 1985 novel, Satantango. Called, somewhat amiably, “a fucking miserable novel” by Bookslut, Satantango was only recently translated into English, in March of this year. The novel, which centers around the collapse of a collective farm, provided the base for Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s seven-hour-plus 1994 film of the same name.

Krasznahorkai will be reading from selected works. Starts at 7pm.


Walter Gordon is an intern at The Rumpus. He is a native of Berkeley, CA and goes to college in Oberlin, OH. He spends most of his time reading. His eyes hurt. Other hobbies include photography, writing fiction, and sitting on top of tall piles of rocks. More from this author →