Monday, February 18, 2013

Michael Chabon, author, on Esperanto
I've delayed publishing parts of Michael Chabon's popular book touching on Esperanto. He wrote a book called The Yiddish Policeman's Union. Here are some mentions of Esperanto or Zamenhof starting on page 1. (Landsmen is the main character, Zamenhof in the main hotel.)
"Page one/Sentence One--Nine months Landmen's been flopping at the Hotel Zamenhof without any of his fellow residents managing to get themselves murdered.
Page 3: Landmen put his hand on Tenenboym's shoulder and they go down to take stock of the deceased squeezing into Zamenhof's lone elevator or ELEVATORO, as a small brass plate over the door would have it. When the hotel was built 50 years ago, all the signs, labels, notices, and warnings were printed on brass plates in Esperanto. Most of them are long gone, victims of neglect, vandalism, or the fire code."

Michael Chabon reviewed his book, translated to French in French at Youtube:

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