Crazy, funny and gorgeously dark, Korn+¬l Esti sets into rollicking action a series of adventures about a man and his wicked doppleg+ñnger, who breathes every forbidden idea of his childhood into his ear, and then reappears decades later.
Part Gogol, part Chekhov, and all brilliance, Kosztol+ínyi 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?
The Adventures of Kornel Esti
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