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Kertész, Imre 1929-2016

Works: 280 works in 1,191 publications in 19 languages and 12,369 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Biography  War films  Action and adventure films  History  Fictional autobiographies  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Translator, Contributor, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
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Most widely held works by Imre Kertész
Kaddish for a child not born by Imre Kertész( Book )

67 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew's lament to explain why he has not fathered a child: after the Holocaust it is impossible for a Jew to have a normal life. But as his lament continues it becomes clear the roots of his nihilism lie in his childhood. By a Hungarian writer, author of Fateless
Detective story by Imre Kertész( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imprisoned former torturer for a defunct South American dictatorship recounts his involvement in the surveillance, torture, and assassination of a prominent man and his son whose principled but passive opposition to the regime left them vulnerable to the secret police
Liquidation by Imre Kertész( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicide of a an acclaimed Hungarian writer who was born and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp forces his colleages and friends to confront their own identity, the Holocaust, and the rise and fall of Communist rule as they desperately try to understand their friend's death
Sorstalanság Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Hungarian and German and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest is sent to the concentration camps in 1944, which proves to be a more complicated emotional experience than he ever could have imagined
The pathseeker by Imre Kertész( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a mysterious middle-European country, a man identified only as "The Commissioner" undertakes what seems to be a banal trip to a nondescript town with his wife - a brief detour on the way to a holiday at the seaside - that turns into something ominous. Something terrible has happened in the town, something that no one wants to discuss. With his wife watching fearfully, he commences a perverse investigation, rudely interrogating the locals, inspecting a local landmark with a frightening intensity, traveling to an outlying factory where he confronts the proprietors ... and slowly revealing a past he's been trying to suppress." "In a translation by Tim Wilkinson, this tale lays bare an emotional and psychological landscape ravaged by totalitarianism in one of Kertesz's examinations of the responsibilities born of the Holocaust."--Jacket
Fiasco by Imre Kertész( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man returns home from a Nazi concentration camp to find his country has been taken over by the Soviets
Le refus : roman by Imre Kertész( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 11 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société. Roman personnel
The Union Jack by Imre Kertész( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It was ... unnecessary for me to fret about who the murderer was: Everybody was." A haunting, never-before-translated, autobiographical novella by the 2002 Nobel Prize winner. An unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack'the British Flag'during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in the few days preceding the uprising's brutal repression by the Soviet army. In the telling, partly a digressive meditation on "the absurd order of chance," he recalls his youthful self, and the epiphanies of his intellectual and spiritual awakening'an awakening to a kind of radical subjectivity. In his Nobel address Kertesz remembered: "I, on a lovely spring day in 1955, suddenly came to the realization that there exists only one reality, and that is me, my own life, this fragile gift bestowed for an uncertain time, which had been seized, expropriated by alien forces, and circumscribed, marked up, branded'and which I had to take back from 'History', this dreadful Moloch, because it was mine and mine alone ..." The Contemporary Art of the Novella series is designed to highlight work by major authors from around the world. In most instances, as with Imre Kertesz, it showcases work never before published; in others, books are reprised that should never have gone out of print. It is intended that the series feature many well-known authors and some exciting new discoveries. And as with the original series, The Art of the Novella, each book is a beautifully packaged and inexpensive volume meant to celebrate the form and its practitioners
Galeerentagebuch by Imre Kertész( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silent dialogue with Kafka, Nietzsche, Freud, Camus, Sartre and others, based on the author's notes from 1961-1991
Liquidación by Imre Kertész( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dossier K. by Imre Kertész( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kertész schreibt über die intimen Zusammenhänge zwischen seinem Werk und seinem Leben, von seiner Familie mit jüdischen Wurzeln und von den Schrecken des Nationalsozialismus
Kaddish pour l'enfant qui ne naîtra pas : roman by Imre Kertész( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die exilierte Sprache : Essays und Reden by Imre Kertész( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onbepaald door het lot : drie romans by Imre Kertész( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 15-jarige joodse jongen vertelt hoe hij in de Tweede Wereldoorlog twee concentratiekampen overleefde
Essere senza destino by Imre Kertész( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dal Premio Nobel 2002, un libro sul mondo concentrazionario e sulla psicologia dei campi di concentramento secondo uno scampato
Die englische Flagge : Erzählungen by Imre Kertész( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un autre : chronique d'une métamorphose by Imre Kertész( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aus der Perspektive desjenigen, der ävierzig Jahre lang festgehalten wurdeä, entstand hier eine Art Tagebuchroman des ungarischen Schriftstellers, in dem er sein Leben in den Jahren 1992-95 nach der Wende in Osteuropa protokolliert
Eine Gedankenlänge Stille, während das Erschießungskommando neu lädt : Essays by Imre Kertész( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Holocauste comme culture : discours et essais by Imre Kertész( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holocaust as culture by Imre Kertész( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combined with an introduction by Thomas Cooper, the thoughts gathered here reveal Kertész's views on the lengthening shadow of the Holocaust as an ever-present part of the world's cultural memory and his idea of the crucial functions of literature and art as the vessels of this memory."--Book flap
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Kaddish for a child not born
Alternative Names
Emericus Kertész

İmre Kertes

Imre Kertēss

Imre, Kertész

Imre Kertész, 1929-

Imre Kertész écrivain hongrois

Imre Kertész escritor húngaro

Imre Kertész Hongaars schrijver

Imre Kertész Hungarian writer

Imre Kertész Hungaro ken Hudio a mannurat

Imre Kertész mađarski književnik

Imre Kertész maďarský spisovateľ

Imre Kertész maďarský spisovatel, nositel Nobelovy ceny za literaturu

Imre Kertész qillqaq

Imre Kertész scrittore ungherese

Imre Kertész ungarischer Schriftsteller

Imre Kertész ungarsk skribent

Imre Kertész ungersk författare

Imre Kertész węgierski pisarz, noblista

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Kerties, Imre

K'erŭt'esŭ, Imne 1929-

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Kerutēsu, Imure 1929-

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Kirīts, Imrah 1929-

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Kjertijes, Imrje 1929-

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Qerṭeś, ʼIymreh

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Ίμρε Κέρτες

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Імре Кертес

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אימרה קרטס

קרטס, אימרה 1929-

קרטס, אימרה, 1929-2016

קרטש, אימרה

امری کرٹرز

امری کرٹسز

ايمري كيرتيش

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इम्रे कोर्टेश

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Detective storyLiquidationThe pathseekerFiascoThe Union JackLiquidaciónUn autre : chronique d'une métamorphoseThe Holocaust as culture