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Fatelessness by Imre Kertesz

samuel28987, June 13, 2014

Fatelessness, a new and refreshing depiction of the Jewish Holocaust experience. Although strange and even surreal at times the novel captures the reader’s attention through the interesting viewpoint of Gyuri, a young Jewish boy. Gyuri’s experiences themselves are commonplace among Holocaust survivors, but when one delves deeper into his ever changing mindset we can only begin to grasp the genius of Kertész. As Gyuri’s body deteriorates in the concentration camps his thoughts become extreme to the point of insanity. However, there is a method to this madness. Again we discover the genius of Kertész as important ideas and themes are revealed through closer readings of the passages. At this point the reader’s mind will feel a tingling of excitement as he or she analyses the inner workings of the novel. The real deal-breaker comes when Gyuri arrives home and experiences revelations that will drench the reader’s face in sweat. These revelations provoke one’s own thoughts about life and even the purpose of our existence. One might describe the end of the novel as a sensual build-up to the eventual orgasmic sensation of the mind that will be experienced when the last sentence is finished.
I have left the specifics of these ideas and themes out to not spoil the pleasure the reader will be rewarded with as he or she works to interpret Gyuri’s harsh, but enlightening journey.
Now that being said it would only be reasonable for you to have the uncontrollable temptation to go ham on this novel.
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