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Synopsis:

Imre Kertesz's mesmerizing novel is a tale of identity and memory - the story of a middle-aged man taking stock of his life in the ever-present shadow of the Holocaust.The story unfolds at a writers retreat as the narrator, a survivor of the Holocaust, explains to a friend that he cannot bring a child into a world where the Holocaust occurred and could occur again.In an intricate narrative, we learn of the narrator's myriad disappointments: his unsuccessful literary career, his failed marriage, his ex-wife's new family and children - children that could have been his own."Kaddish for a Child Not Born" is a deeply introspective, poetic yet unsentimental work.

About the Author

Imre Kertesz is the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in Hungary in 1929, he is one of the country's most successful postwar writers. Imprisoned in Auschwitz as a youth, Kertesz worked as a journalist and wrote musical plays to support himself before publishing Fateless, his first novel, in 1975. He is the author of Looking for a Clue, Detective Story, The British Flag, and Gallery-Diary 1961-1991.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810111769
Translator:
Wilson, Katharina M.; Wilson, Christopher C.
Translator:
Wilson, Christopher C.
Author:
Wilson, Christopher C.
Publisher:
Hydra Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Hungary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
May 1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
95
Dimensions:
9.18x6.44x.55 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 95 pages Hydra Books - English 9780810111769 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Imre Kertesz's mesmerizing novel is a tale of identity and memory - the story of a middle-aged man taking stock of his life in the ever-present shadow of the Holocaust.The story unfolds at a writers retreat as the narrator, a survivor of the Holocaust, explains to a friend that he cannot bring a child into a world where the Holocaust occurred and could occur again.In an intricate narrative, we learn of the narrator's myriad disappointments: his unsuccessful literary career, his failed marriage, his ex-wife's new family and children - children that could have been his own."Kaddish for a Child Not Born" is a deeply introspective, poetic yet unsentimental work.
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