Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Tuesday with LK
Yesterday László K arrived on a late train but we had the whole day today - mostly talking and occasionally resting. We talk about books and Hungary and music - what else would we talk about? - and he admires the locality. He marvels at the streets, the abbey, the meadow, the house, the cedar of Lebanon on the road out, the little brook we are pleased to call a river. He brings gifts. After the abbey we call in at The Green Dragon and order soup and main course which is a great mistake since soup is big with two slices of bread and the main courses would keep two giants going for a week. The result is we can't finish them.
He had a great event at Edinburgh with Colm Toibin. People were forming long queues for his book, Animalinside, and since the long New Yorker article appeared the publisher has sold out of every copy. The times are propitious for Satantango, due for February 2112.