Metropole

Ferenc Karinthy George Szirtes January 22, 2019

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 imaginA 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 A suspenseful and haunting Hungarian classic Translated by George Szirtes.Ferenc Karinthy was born in Budapest in 1921 He obtained a PhD in linguistics and went on to be a translator and editor, as well as an award winning novelist, playwright, journalist and water polo champion He is the author of over a dozen novels Metropole is the first to be translated into English.


  • Title: Metropole
  • Author: Ferenc Karinthy George Szirtes
  • ISBN: 9781846590344
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
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