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Kertész, Imre 1929-

Overview
Works: 408 works in 1,156 publications in 8 languages and 12,033 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Drama  Biography  History  Autobiographical fiction  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Imre Kertész
Fateless by Imre Kertész ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First English translation about a Hungarian Jewish boy's experiences in German concentration camps and his attempts to reconcile himself to those experiences after the war
Detective story by Imre Kertész ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 975 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 )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 944 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
Kaddish for a child not born by Imre Kertész ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 908 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
Fatelessness : a novel by Imre Kertész ( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the daily life of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp as seen through the eyes of Georg Koves, a fourteen-year-old boy who is deported from his home in Budapest to Auschwitz with his father, in a new translation of the acclaimed novel by the Nobel laureate
Sorstalanság Fateless ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 478 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
Kaddish for an unborn child by Imre Kertész ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first word in this mesmerizing novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is "No." It is how the novel's narrator, a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer, answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child. It is the answer he gave his wife (now ex-wife) years earlier when she told him that she wanted one. The loss, longing and regret that haunt the years between those two "no"s give rise to one of the most eloquent meditations ever written on the Holocaust. As Kertesz's narrator addresses the child he couldn't bear to bring into the world he ushers readers into the labyrinth of his consciousness, dramatizing the paradoxes attendant on surviving the catastrophe of Auschwitz. Kaddish for the Unborn Child is a work of staggering power, lit by flashes of perverse wit and fueled by the energy of its wholly original voice. Translated by Tim Wilkinson From the Trade Paperback edition
The pathseeker by Imre Kertész ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 260 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."--BOOK JACKET
Roman eines Schicksallosen by Imre Kertész ( Book )
51 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der junge Jude Györgi, alter ego des Autors, beschreibt mit kindlicher Unvoreingenommenheit seine Zeit im Konzentrationslager
Fiasco by Imre Kertész ( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 196 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
Être sans destin : roman by Imre Kertész ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and Hungarian and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un adolescent raconte une année dans un camp de concentration puis de travail, dans un style laconique, factuel, avec un horizon de chien. Un livre ignoré et dérangeant à sa parution en 1975 qui obtint un vif succès à partir de 1990. Prix Nobel de litterature 2002
The Union Jack by Imre Kertész ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 125 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
Liquidación by Imre Kertész ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaddisch für ein nicht geborenes Kind : Roman by Imre Kertész ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monoloog van een oude joodse man die vanwege zijn ervaringen in Auschwitz geen kinderen wilde hebben
Kaddish pour l'enfant qui ne naîtra pas : roman by Imre Kertész ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galeerentagebuch by Imre Kertész ( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiasko : Roman by Imre Kertész ( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le refus : roman by Imre Kertész ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman de société. Roman personnel
Die exilierte Sprache : Essays und Reden by Imre Kertész ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sorstalanság by Imre Kertész ( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in Hungarian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel prize winner Hungarian writer's novel based on his concentration camp experience
 
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Alternative Names
K., I. 1929-
Kert ész, Imre
Kert ész, Imre, 1929-
Kertės, I., 1929-
Kertes, Imre
Kertes, Imre, 1929-
Kertēss, Imre, 1929-
Kertész, Imre
Kertész, Imre, 1929-
Kerties Imre
K'erŭt'esŭ, Imne 1929-
Kirīts, Imrah, 1929-
Kirtīs, Imra 1929-
Kjertijes, Imrje 1929-
Qerṭeś, ʼIymreh
Qerṭes ʼIymreh 1929-....
קרטס, אימרה, 1929-
קרטש, אימרה
ケルテース, イムレ
Languages
German (128)
English (88)
Hungarian (50)
French (40)
Spanish (18)
Dutch (3)
Polish (2)
Indonesian (1)
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