Kornel Esti
Kornel Esti
Translated by Bernard Adams


A great masterpiece never before available in English, Kornél Esti is the wild final book by a Hungarian genius.

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?

Title Kornel Esti
Author Deszö Kosztolányi
Translated by Bernard Adams
Publisher New Directions
Dewey Classification 894.51133
Title First Published 25 February 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0811218430
ISBN-13 9780811218436
Publication Date 25 February 2011
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.95
 


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