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Kornel Esti

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Publisher Comments:

Crazy, funny and gorgeously dark, Kornél Esti sets into rollicking action a series of adventures about a man and his wicked dopplegänger, who breathes every forbidden idea of his childhood into his ear, and then reappears decades later.

Part Gogol, part Chekhov, and all brilliance, Kosztolányi in his final book serves up his most magical, radical, and intoxicating work. Here is a novel which inquires: What if your id (loyally keeping your name) decides to strike out on its own, cuts a disreputable swath through the world, and then sends home to you all its unpaid bills and ruined maidens? And then: What if you and your alter ego decide to write a book together?

Review:

"A collaboration between an unnamed narrator and his wild prankster of a friend, this collection of vignettes follows the adventures of the sometimes poet Kornél Esti from a Budapest coffee shop to his unlikely interactions with a Bulgarian train guard and other charmers, mostly of the early-20th-century, ink-stained variety. Esti, 'a half-baked literary freak,' is smart, funny, and exciting, apparently everything the narrator is not — 'I paid dearly for our friendship,' the narrator says. Kosztolányi (1885 — 1936) skillfully draws the narrator's admiration and envy of Esti, leaving the reader feeling the same sense of wonder for the ersatz hero that our increasingly invisible storyteller has. One can't help being charmed by the duo, one with 'determined eccentricity' and the other with begrudging admiration, and Adams's clean translation, with helpful footnotes, makes this nearly 80-year-old novel feel almost modern and easily entertaining. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

A great masterpiece never before available in English, Korn

Synopsis:

Crazy, funny and gorgeously dark, Korn

About the Author

Novelist, poet, and journalist, Deszö Kosztolányi (1885-1936) is widely regarded as one of the great Hungarian writers.Bernard Adams won a PEN Translation Fund Award for his translation of The Adventures of Kornél Esti.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811218436
Author:
Kosztolanyi, Dezso
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Translator:
Adams, Bernard
Author:
Aira, C
Author:
Kosztolanyi, Deszo
Author:
Kosztolnyi, Desz
Author:
Adams, Bernard
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 x 1 in

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Product details 240 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811218436 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A collaboration between an unnamed narrator and his wild prankster of a friend, this collection of vignettes follows the adventures of the sometimes poet Kornél Esti from a Budapest coffee shop to his unlikely interactions with a Bulgarian train guard and other charmers, mostly of the early-20th-century, ink-stained variety. Esti, 'a half-baked literary freak,' is smart, funny, and exciting, apparently everything the narrator is not — 'I paid dearly for our friendship,' the narrator says. Kosztolányi (1885 — 1936) skillfully draws the narrator's admiration and envy of Esti, leaving the reader feeling the same sense of wonder for the ersatz hero that our increasingly invisible storyteller has. One can't help being charmed by the duo, one with 'determined eccentricity' and the other with begrudging admiration, and Adams's clean translation, with helpful footnotes, makes this nearly 80-year-old novel feel almost modern and easily entertaining. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , A great masterpiece never before available in English, Korn
"Synopsis" by , Crazy, funny and gorgeously dark, Korn
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