BUDAPEST

BUDAPEST

Jose Costa has just attended the Anonymous Writers Congress in Istanbul and is on his way back to Rio when a bomb scare on his Lufthansa flight forces him to spend a night in Budapest. Fascinated by the Hungarian language - he is after all a man who lives by language, ghost writing speeches, advertisements, books - he spends the night watching television, trying to pick out words in this tongue, ‘the only one the devil respects’. In charting the life of a Brazilian ghost writer enamoured with the Magyar, Chico Buarque has created his most original fiction yet. The novel coils round the reader like a magical snake from the Arabian Nights. It is a storytelling labyrinth in Borges or Calvino mode, as Costa’s myth-making, love-making and essays into another culture become mired in the world where celebrities make reputations and fortunes from the writing of anonymous others, where the reader is not sure what language, what reality is being offered.
Editora: MACMILLAN DO BRASIL
ISBN: 0747573654
ISBN13: 9780747573654
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2004
Acabamento: BROCHURA
por R$ 81,30