So, it gets even better (too bad the author's been dead for several years...) Metropole is now on the long list of translated literature honcho 3 percent's list of "best translated book of 2008.
Live it up Ferenc, old boy.
But there's even more: Jessa Crispin was scheduled to talk about Metropole on Chicago Tonight, a PBS show in - right, Chicago. But as I can't find a ref to her in their archives, I'm thinking that Mr foul mouth Gov was the topic of conversation and thus, the literary crap got pushed to the side.
But I could be wrong.