Publication Date: 15/05/2008 ISBN: 9781846590344 Category:

Metropole

Ferenc Karinthy, George Szirtes

Publisher: Saqi Books
Publication Date: 15/05/2008 ISBN: 9781846590344 Category:
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A linguist flying to a conference in Helsinki has landed in a strange city where he can’t understand a word anyone says. As one claustrophobic day follows another, he wonders why no one has found him yet, whether his wife has given him up for dead, and how he’ll get by in this society that looks so familiar, yet is so strange. In a vision of hell, unlike any previously imagined, Budai must learn to survive in a world where words and meaning are unconnected. This is a suspenseful and haunting Hungarian classic.

Publisher Review

'A masterpiece.' Magazine Litteraire'A stunning novel.' Liberation'With time, Metropole will find its due place in the twentieth-century library, on the same shelf as The Trial and 1984.'G. O. Chateaureynaud

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