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Kertész, Imre 1929-

Works: 303 works in 1,227 publications in 34 languages and 12,260 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Drama  Biography  History  Autobiographical fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Performer, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
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Most widely held works by Imre Kertész
Liquidation by Imre Kertész( Book )
58 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 14 languages and held by 1,243 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 )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,139 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
Fateless by Imre Kertész( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Indonesian and held by 1,119 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 )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Hungarian and held by 974 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
Fatelessness : a novel by Imre Kertész( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 628 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
Fiasco by Imre Kertész( Book )
75 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 589 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
Sorstalanság Fateless ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage Jewish boy from Budapest finds himself in turmoil as Hitler's Final Solution becomes policy throughout Europe. Taken from his family and sent to a concentration camp, his existence becomes a surreal adventure in adversity in order to survive
Roman eines Schicksallosen by Imre Kertész( Book )
121 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Onbepaald door het lot. - Een vijftienjarige joodse jongen vertelt hoe hij in de Tweede Wereldoorlog twee concentratiekampen overleefde
The pathseeker by Imre Kertész( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 300 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
Kaddish for an unborn child by Imre Kertész( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 284 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
Être sans destin : roman by Imre Kertész( Book )
54 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 267 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
Dagboek van een galeislaaf by Imre Kertész( Book )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A silent dialogue with Kafka, Nietzsche, Freud, Camus, Sartre and others, based on the author's notes from 1961-1991
The Union Jack by Imre Kertész( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Hungarian and English and held by 178 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
De samenzwering by Imre Kertész( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twee mannen dreigen het slachtoffer te worden van een totalitair regime
Kadysz za nienarodzone dziecko by Imre Kertész( Book )
44 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaddisch für ein nicht geborenes Kind : Roman by Imre Kertész( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monoloog van een oude joodse man die vanwege zijn ervaringen in Auschwitz geen kinderen wilde hebben
Die exilierte Sprache : Essays und Reden by Imre Kertész( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A száműzött nyelv by Imre Kertész( Book )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Spurensucher : Erzählung by Imre Kertész( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Literaturpreisträger von 2002 zeichnet den Besuch eines ungarischen Juden in dem deutschen KZ nach, in dem er während der Nazi-Zeit inhaftiert war
Dossier K. by Imre Kertész( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book came about through a conversation the author had with his friend Zoltan Hafner over the course of 2003 and 2004. The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview -- with himself, this book is Imre Kertesz's response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature--an attempt to set the record straight. The result is an extraordinary self-portrait, in which Kertesz interrogates himself about the course of his own remarkable life, moving from memories of his childhood in Budapest, his imprisonment in Nazi death camps and the forged record that saved his life, his experiences as a censored journalist in postwar Hungary under successive totalitarian communist regimes, and his eventual turn to fiction, culminating in the novels--such as "Fatelessness," "Fiasco," and "Kaddish for an Unborn Child"--that have established him as one of the most powerful, unsentimental, and imaginatively daring writers of our time. In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kertesz continues to delve into the questions that have long occupied him: the legacy of the Holocaust, the distinctions drawn between fiction and reality, and what he calls "that wonderful burden of being responsible for oneself
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Alternative Names
Imre, Kertész
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
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