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The Union Jack

Author: Imre Kertész; Tim Wilkinson
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House, ©2009.
Series: Contemporary art of the novella.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imre Kertész; Tim Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781933633879 1933633875
OCLC Number: 326533838
Notes: "First published as Az angol lobogó. Budapest : Magvető, 1995 (originally published 1991)"--Title page verso.
Description: 76 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Contemporary art of the novella.
Other Titles: Angol lobogó.
Responsibility: Imre Kerté́sz ; translated by Tim Wilkinson.

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"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...""--BOOK JACKET.

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