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Ebook Metropole by Ferenc Karinthy read! Book Title: Metropole
The author of the book: Ferenc Karinthy
Edition: Telegram Books
Date of issue: May 2008
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Language: English
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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.

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.

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Ebook Metropole read Online! Ferenc Karinthy was a novelist, playwright, journalist, editor and translator, as well as a water polo champion. He wrote more than a dozen novels. Epepe ("Metropole") and Budapesti Tavasz ("Spring Comes to Budapest") have been translated into English, as have two of his plays.

Karinthy worked as a script editor for Nemzeti Színház and Madách Theatre, as well as theatres in Miskolc, Szeged and Debrecen. Between 1957 and 1960, Karinthy translated a number of writers into Hungarian including Machiavelli and Molière. He won a number of awards for his own writing including the Baumgarten Prize, the József Attila Prize and the Kossuth Prize.

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