Short list of the International Booker - six authors in search of truth 17/04/2018 automatic translate
LONDON. 6 authors came to the finals of the International Booker Prize.
The establishment of the International Booker Prize is a chance to receive one of the most prestigious literary awards by nominees from different countries.
In the short list of Man Booker International Prize in 2018, the works of six authors were found, one of which will receive in the event of a victory of £ 50 thousand. In a short list - Virginie Despentes, Han Kang, Lazlo Krasnokhoryi (Krasznahorkai László), Antonio Muñoz Molina, Ahmed Saadawi, Olga Tokarczuk.
Roman Virgini Depant is compared to the "Human comedy" of our day, a mirror reflecting contemporary French society. Vernon Subutex 1 - the history of urban legend, the owner of a music store with a bad name. Ruin, the unexpected death of a friend who helped him out in difficult moments. The hero in the streets of Paris is in the epicenter of an incredible intrigue.
Biography of Virginie itself is replete with such twists and turns that could form the basis of an action-dramatic novel. Alcoholic burn from teenage 13 to 30. Stay in a psychiatric clinic. 17 years of violence, several years of prostitution, and outreach. Her novels, shocking respectable bourgeois, became bestsellers, they are screened and receive prestigious awards.
Korean Han Han - owner of the Booker in 2016 for the gloomy allegory of The Vegetarian. In the new season, she claims to win with the novel The White Book. White color for Koreans is special. No wonder they are called a "nation in white robes". It is a symbol of purity and the desire for peace, but at the same time a symbol of mourning. The book of Gan is about death through the prism of white color.
Laszlo Krasnohorkai - another holder of the cherished Booker, received in 2015 for the collection of all the works. The authority of the "living classic" from Hungary is so high that the receipt of the Nobel Prize for literature in the near future is beyond doubt. To the domestic reader his work is known only for the collection of stories and the brilliant "Satanic Tango" (Sátántangó), published in Russia 32 years later. And also on the monochrome masterpieces of Bella Tarr (Tarr Béla), filmed five novels Krasnokhorka in close cooperation with the author. Krasnokhorkai said somehow, trying to formulate the essence of his author’s style: "Each of us has only one proposal, and all his life we are looking for his offer. Each extraordinary long sentence in his novels is the quintessence of all the truths and meanings embedded in them. The World Goes On - eleven amazing stories developing outside the logic of linear narrative.
The book "Like a Fading Shadow" by the Spanish writer Antonio Muñoz Molina returns to the events of 1968 - the murder of a famous Baptist preacher, an active fighter for the rights of African Americans Martin Luther King. His alleged assassin, James Earl Ray (James Earl Ray), after pronouncing the verdict that condemned him to 99 years in prison, declared his innocence. He died in custody in 70 years. The irrefutable evidence of his guilt was never obtained. Molina proposed a detailed reconstruction of the events of 50 years ago and his own paradoxical conclusions.
Ahmed Saadawi is a famous Iraqi poet, prose writer, screenwriter, documentary director. His Frankenstein in Baghdad is a classic story in a new way. The face of a beautiful ancient city is distorted by chaos and unceasing violence. The scavenger Hadi, like the hero of the gothic novel Mary Shelley, sews together parts of the bodies found after the explosions. The resulting creature calls itself the first true citizen of Iraq, since the fragments belong to representatives of different estates, races, ethnic groups, and are sent to take revenge.
Olga Tokarczuk (Olga Tokarczuk) is one of the most famous contemporary Polish writers. Her parents are from Ukraine. Flights - a whimsical mosaic of stories about the body and soul, about what happens when they leave each other. Changing heroes, circumstances, countries, historical figures, anatomical pathologies - fascinating searches for the truth.
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