‘After Rembrandt’

Bough of a tree to the rain . . .” he turns the phrase over in his mouth as if it were fine wine, trying to guess its vintage, realizing somewhat indifferently that it is beyond him.

László Krasznahorkai, Satantango

this is ‘after Rembrandt’s self portrait laughing’

the quote is from my current reading.


i am reading Satan Tango by Laszlo Krasznahorkai – Sebald had given it a remarkable review (& mebbe written more on him? if so i can’t find it) – it’s the book the Bela Tarr film is based on, & Krasznahorkai has worked with Tarr on quite a few projects.

it’s beautifully balanced. visceral and dreamy.

I am now resisting the urge to purchase everything he has written