Books Kornel Esti by Dezso Kosztolanyi and Bernard Adams Paperback, 233 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleKornel EstiAuthorDezso Kosztolanyi and Bernard Adams Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Kornel Esti Dezso Kosztolanyi was born in Austria-Hungary in 1885 and began publishing his novels, short stories and poetry at the age of 23. He also translated poetry from Chinese, Japanese and other languages into Hungarian. hide caption toggle caption Review Book Reviews Doppelgangers And Half-Truths Permeate 'Kornel Esti' February 24, 2011 Kornel Esti, by the late Hungarian author Dezso Kosztolanyi, tells the story of a man's epic life in the words of his doppelganger — from night train rides through Bulgaria to Central Europe ravaged by World War II.