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Kertész, Imre 1929-

Works: 170 works in 1,316 publications in 38 languages and 12,512 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Drama  Biography  War films  Action and adventure films  History  Fictional autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
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Fateless by Imre Kertsz( Book )

307 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 35 languages and held by 2,633 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
Kaddish for a child not born by Imre Kertsz( Book )

123 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 1,701 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
Liquidation by Imre Kertsz( Book )

73 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 17 languages and held by 1,246 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
Detective story by Imre Kertsz( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,157 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
Fiasco by Imre Kertsz( Book )

92 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 601 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Hungarian and held by 473 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 Kertsz( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 414 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
The Union Jack by Imre Kertsz( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 326 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 Kertsz( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notities van de Hongaarse auteur (1929- ) over het schrijven, de dood, zijn vreemdelingschap, jodendom, Auschwitz en zijn lectuur van onder meer Freud, Nietzsche en Wittgenstein
Un autre : chronique d'une métamorphose by Imre Kertsz( Book )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultuurfilosofisch essay van de Hongaarse schrijver (1929- ) over de zijns inziens zorgelijke toekomst van Europa
Dossier K. by Imre Kertsz( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 148 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
Eine Gedankenlänge Stille, während das Erschieungskommando neu lädt : Essays by Imre Kertsz( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De verbannen taal by Imre Kertsz( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografische teksten en essays over de holocaust en de doorwerking daarvan in het huidige Europa
Die exilierte Sprache : Essays und Reden by Imre Kertsz( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Geschichte, zwei Geschichten by Imre Kertsz( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee novellen over reizen van Budapest naar Wenen, gelardeerd met bespiegelingen vol midden-Europese Weltschmerz en humor
Essere senza destino by Imre Kertsz( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dal Premio Nobel 2002, un libro sul mondo concentrazionario e sulla psicologia dei campi di concentramento secondo uno scampato
Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Hungarian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De 14-jarige Györgu wordt in 1944 vanuit Budapest gedeporteerd naar verschillende Duitse concentratiekampen en leert daar wat het echt betekent joods te zijn
L'Holocauste comme culture : discours et essais by Imre Kertsz( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van drie autobiografisch getinte romans over de holocaust en het verwerken daarvan
Eine, zwei, noch eine Geschichte/n by Imre Kertsz( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Emericus Kertsz

İmre Kertes

Imre Kertēss

Imre, Kertsz

Imre Kertsz, 1929-

Imre Kertsz crivain hongrois

Imre Kertsz Hongaars schrijver

Imre Kertsz Hungarian writer

Imre Kertsz Hungaro ken Hudio a mannurat

Imre Kertsz scrittore ungherese

Imre Kertsz ungarischer Schriftsteller

Imre Kertsz ungarsk skribent

Imre Kertsz ungersk frfattare

Imre Kertsz węgierski pisarz, noblista

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امری کرٹرز

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ايمري كيرتيش

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Kaddish for a child not bornLiquidationDetective storyFiascoThe pathseekerThe Union JackGaleerentagebuchUn autre : chronique d'une métamorphose