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Kaddish for an unborn child

Author: Imre Kertész; Tim Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kertész, Imre, 1929-
Kaddish for an unborn child.
New York : Vintage International, 2004
(OCoLC)646931305
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Imre Kertész; Tim Wilkinson
ISBN: 1400078628 9781400078622
OCLC Number: 56329409
Description: 120 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért.
Responsibility: Imre Kertész ; translated from the Hungarian by Tim Wilkinson.
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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.

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