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Budapest Chico Buarque

Budapest is a magical realist story on how language and cultural translation can redefine one’s life. Ghostwriter Jose Costa dozes through an unrewarding existence in Sao Paulo. On a whim, he jets to Budapest and encounters “the only language the devil respects.” Hungarian, in all its guttural glory, reinvigorates Jose’s life and prose. Jose’s rendezvous with women and poetry in Budapest