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Kertész Imre

Imre Kertész (born November 9, 1929) is Jewish-Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002 "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history".

Kertész' best-known work, Fateless (Sorstalanság) describes the experience of a fifteen-year-old boy in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz. It has been interpreted as quasi-autobiographical, but the author disavows a strong biographical connection. Among his writings translated into English are Kaddish for a Child Not Born (Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért) and Liquidation (Felszámolás).

From the novel Fateless a movie was made in Hungary in 2005 with the same title (see below the details), which is to be shown worldwide in the next months.

Works

Works in English

  • Fateless / translated by Christopher C. Wilson and Katharina M. Wilson: Northwestern University Press, 1992. – Uniform title: Sorstalanság ISBN 0810110490
  • Kaddish for a child not born / translated by Christopher C. Wilson and Katharina M. Wilson. – Evanston, Ill. : Hydra Books, 1997. – Uniform title: Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért ISBN 0810111616
  • Liquidation / translated by Tim Wilkinson: Knopf, 2004. ISBN 1400041538

External links

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