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Kertész, Imre 1929-2016

Works: 289 works in 1,221 publications in 22 languages and 12,399 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  History  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Creator, Translator, Honoree, Contributor, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
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Fateless by Imre Kertész( Book )

179 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,252 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 Kertész( Book )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 1,419 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
Detective story by Imre Kertész( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,026 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 961 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
The pathseeker by Imre Kertész( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 355 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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 316 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 )

53 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 186 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 105 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

Bundeling van drie autobiografisch getinte romans over de holocaust en het verwerken daarvan
Eine Geschichte, zwei Geschichten by Imre Kertész( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 85 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 Kertész( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 77 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

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

Letzte Einkehr Tagebücher 2001 - 2009 ; mit einem Prosafragment by Imre Kertész( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un texte autobiographique dans lequel l'auteur évoque sa métamorphose quand, après la fin du socialisme, il est sorti de l'ombre et de la dissidence pour devenir un autre qui porte un regard critique sur son pays et notre monde. Né à Budapest en 1929, Kertész a été déporté à Auschwitz et Buchenwald, il a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature 2002
Dossier K. : eine Ermittlung by Imre Kertész( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 41 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
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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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