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Kertész, Imre 1929-2016

Works: 457 works in 1,966 publications in 20 languages and 16,036 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Drama  War films  Biographies  Action and adventure films  Autobiographies  History 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Creator, Narrator, Honoree, Scenarist, Interviewee, Conductor
Classifications: PH3281.K3815, 894.511334
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Most widely held works by Imre Kertész
Kaddish for a child not born by Imre Kertész( Book )

126 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jew's lament to explain why he has not fathered a child is that after the Holocaust it is impossible for a Jew to have a normal life. But as his lament continues it becomes clear that the roots of his nihilism lie in his childhood. This work is by a Hungarian writer, the author of Fateless
Fatelessness : a novel by Imre Kertész( Book )

166 editions published between 1975 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the daily life of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp as seen through the eyes of Georg Koves, a fourteen-year-old boy who is deported from his home in Budapest to Auschwitz with his father, in a new translation of the acclaimed novel by the Nobel laureate
Fateless by Imre Kertész( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is about a young Hungarian boy, György "Gyuri" Köves, living in Budapest. The book opens as György's father is being sent to a labor camp. Soon afterwards, György receives working papers and travels to work outside of the Jewish quarter. One day all of the Jews are pulled off of the buses leaving the Jewish quarter, and are sent to Auschwitz on a train without water. Arriving there, György lies about his age, unknowingly saving his own life, and tells us of camp life and the conditions he faces. Eventually he is sent to Buchenwald, and continues on describing his life in a concentration camp, before being finally sent to another camp in Zeitz. György falls ill and nears death, but remains alive and is eventually sent to a hospital facility in a concentration camp until the war ends. Returning to Budapest, he is confronted with those who were not sent to camps and had just recently begun to hear of the terrible injustice and suffering
Liquidation by Imre Kertész( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicide of a an acclaimed Hungarian writer who was born and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp forces his colleages and friends to confront their own identity, the Holocaust, and the rise and fall of Communist rule as they desperately try to understand their friend's death
Detective story by Imre Kertész( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imprisoned former torturer for a defunct South American dictatorship recounts his involvement in the surveillance, torture, and assassination of a prominent man and his son whose principled but passive opposition to the regime left them vulnerable to the secret police
Fiasco by Imre Kertész( Book )

111 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man returns home from a Nazi concentration camp to find his country has been taken over by the Soviets
Sorstalanság = Fateless by Lajos Koltai( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 2002 Nobel prize-winning novel by Imre Kertesz, Fateless chronicles the attempts of 14-year-old Gyuri Koves to reconcile the unimaginable horror of having been incarcerated in German concentration camps. On his return to Budapest Gyuri finds those around him treat him with indifference. His friends and neighbours encourage him to put the past behind him, while an intellectual sympathetic to the personal and political terror of his past repeatedly refers to the camps as "the lowest circle of Hell". Gyuri finds neither comfort nor meaning in these cliches. Increasingly troubled by the meaninglessness of his experiences, he gives human motives to the inhumanity of his captors, which helps maintain his tenuous hold on the world. Lacking emotional and spiritual ties to his Jewish heritage and feeling rejected by his country, he concludes that neither his Jewishness nor Hungarianess is really at the heart of fate
The pathseeker by Imre Kertész( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a mysterious middle-European country, a man identified only as "The Commissioner" undertakes what seems to be a banal trip to a nondescript town with his wife - a brief detour on the way to a holiday at the seaside - that turns into something ominous. Something terrible has happened in the town, something that no one wants to discuss. With his wife watching fearfully, he commences a perverse investigation, rudely interrogating the locals, inspecting a local landmark with a frightening intensity, traveling to an outlying factory where he confronts the proprietors ... and slowly revealing a past he's been trying to suppress." "In a translation by Tim Wilkinson, this tale lays bare an emotional and psychological landscape ravaged by totalitarianism in one of Kertesz's examinations of the responsibilities born of the Holocaust."--Jacket
The Union Jack by Imre Kertész( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Être sans destin : roman by Kertész Imre( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un adolescent raconte une année dans un camp de concentration puis de travail, dans un style laconique et factuel. Un livre ignoré et dérangeant à sa parution en 1975 qui obtint un vif succès à partir de 1990. L'auteur a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature 2002.--[Memento]
Galeerentagebuch by Kertész Imre( Book )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silent dialogue with Kafka, Nietzsche, Freud, Camus, Sartre and others, based on the author's notes from 1961-1991
Die exilierte Sprache : Essays und Reden by Imre Kertész( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and lectures on the ethical and cultural significance ("Bedeutung") of the Holocaust. Partial contents:
Eine Geschichte, zwei Geschichten by Kertész Imre( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in German and Hungarian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee novellen over reizen van Budapest naar Wenen, gelardeerd met bespiegelingen vol midden-Europese Weltschmerz en humor
Liquidación by Imre Kertész( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RESUMEN: Keseru trabaja en una editorial y ha recogido los papeles póstumos de B, su amigo escritor, que se ha suicidado. Busca entre ellos una novela inédita y se embarca sin esperarlo en la revisión de su propia vida. Es entonces cuando comienza a desvelarse también la historia que está detrás del escritor: su pasado en Auschwitz, sus historias de amor, sus obras inacabadas y la influencia que tuvieron sobre él los cambios políticos de finales de los ochenta
Die englische Flagge : Erzählungen by Imre Kertész( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquidation : roman by Imre Kertész( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans une sorte de suite spirituelle du Kaddish pour l'enfant qui ne naîtra pas, à Budapest en 1999, Keseru cherche à publier les oeuvres posthumes de B., un écrivain né à Auschwitz en 44 et qui s'est suicidé à la suite des bouleversements de 89. La voix, la souffrance et la force des femmes sont ici, aussi, plus présentes que jamais
Eine Gedankenlänge Stille, während das Erschießungskommando neu lädt Essays by Imre Kertész( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dossier K. by Imre Kertész( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book came about through a conversation the author had with his friend Zoltan Hafner over the course of 2003 and 2004. The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview -- with himself, this book is Imre Kertesz's response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature--an attempt to set the record straight. The result is an extraordinary self-portrait, in which Kertesz interrogates himself about the course of his own remarkable life, moving from memories of his childhood in Budapest, his imprisonment in Nazi death camps and the forged record that saved his life, his experiences as a censored journalist in postwar Hungary under successive totalitarian communist regimes, and his eventual turn to fiction, culminating in the novels--such as "Fatelessness," "Fiasco," and "Kaddish for an Unborn Child"--That have established him as one of the most powerful, unsentimental, and imaginatively daring writers of our time. In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kertesz continues to delve into the questions that have long occupied him: the legacy of the Holocaust, the distinctions drawn between fiction and reality, and what he calls "that wonderful burden of being responsible for oneself
Roman policier by Imre Kertész( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un renversement politique, quelque part en Amérique latine. La dictature qui s’établit offre au simple policier Antonio Martens l’occasion inespérée d’intégrer l’armée. Il y rencontre Diaz, son supérieur aussi charismatique que louche, et l’acolyte de celui-ci, le sadique Rodriguez. Commencent alors des filatures au cours desquelles sont fichés un grand nombre de citoyens irréprochables.Peu après, Rodriguez installe dans leur bureau un instrument de torture et s’apprête à en faire usage. Martens fait face à ses propres sentiments – trop faibles pour une véritable remise en cause, trop forts pour l’insouciance pure et simple. Jusqu’où fermera-t-il les yeux ?Ce Roman policier à grande puissance évocatrice met en scène les ravages d’une terreur emblématique. A travers l’écriture, le bourreau Martens cherche la rédemption, à l’instar des victimes dans d’autres œuvres de Kertész. [Actes Sud]
Le drapeau anglais ; suivi de Le chercheur de traces ; et de Procès-verbal by Imre Kertész( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman philosophique. Nouvelles
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Fatelessness : a novelFatelessLiquidationDetective storyFiascoThe pathseekerThe Union JackEine Geschichte, zwei Geschichten
Alternative Names
Emericus Kertész

İmre Kertes

Imre Kertēss

Imre, Kertész

Imre Kertész 1929-

Imre Kertész, 1929-2016

Imre Kertész écrivain hongrois

Imre Kertész escriptor hongarès

Imre Kertész escritor húngaro

Imre Kertész Escritor húngaro galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2002.

Imre Kertész Hongaars schrijver

Imre Kertész hungara verkisto

Imre Kertész Hungarian author

Imre Kertész Hungarian writer

Imre Kertész Hungaro ken Hudio a mannurat

Imre Kertész Hunkariya jacha marka qillqiri

Imre Kertész mađarski književnik

Imre Kertész maďarský spisovateľ

Imre Kertész maďarský spisovatel, nositel Nobelovy ceny za literaturu

Imre Kertész ongresche Schrëftsteller vu jiddeschen Originnen

Imre Kertész scríbhneoir Ungárach

Imre Kertész scriitor maghiar

Imre Kertész scrittore ungherese

Imre Kertész shkrimtar hungarez

Imre Kertész Ungari kirjanik

Imre Kertész ungarischer Schriftsteller

Imre Kertész ungarischer Schriftsteller und Literatur-Nobelpreisträger

Imre Kertész ungarsk skribent

Imre Kertész ungersk författare

Imre Kertész unkarilainen kirjailija

Imre Kertész Unriya mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

Imre Kertész węgierski pisarz, noblista

K, I. 1929-

K., I. 1929-2016

Kert ész, Imre

Kert ész, Imre 1929-

Kert´esz, Imre 1929-2016


Kertės, I. 1929-

Kertės, I., 1929-2016

Kertės, I. (Imre), 1926-

Kertes, Imre

Kertės, Imre, 1926-2016

Kertes, Imre 1929-

Kertes, Imre 1929-2016

Kertėsas Imrė

Kertesh Imre

Kertēss, Imre 1929-

Kertēss, Imre, 1929-2016

Kertész, I., 1929-2016

Kertész, Imre

Kertész, Imre, 1926-

Kertész, Imre 1929-

Kertész, Imre 1929-2016

Kertész Imre magyar író, műfordító


Kerties, Imre

K'erŭt'esŭ, Imne 1929-

K'erŭt'esŭ, Imne 1929-2016

Kerutēsu, Imure 1929-

Kerutēsu, Imure 1929-2016

Kirīts, Imrah 1929-

Kirīts, Imrah, 1929-2016

Kirtīs, Imra 1929-

Kirtīs, Imra 1929-2016

Kjertijes, Imrje 1929-

Kjertijes, Imrje 1929-2016


Qerṭeś, ʼIymreh

Qerṭes ʼIymreh 1929-....

Ίμρε Κέρτες

Ίμρε Κέρτες Ούγγρος λογοτέχνης

Имре Кертес

Имре Кертес венгерский писатель

Имре Кертес унгарски писател


Кертес, Имре

Кертес, Имре 1929-2016

Імре Кертес

Імре Кертес угорський письменник

Імрэ Кертэс

Імрэ Кертэс вугорскі пісьменьнік

Իմրե Կերտես

אימרה קרטס

אימרה קרטס סופר הונגרי

קרטס, אימרה 1929-

קרטס, אימרה, 1929-2016

קרטש, אימרה

امری کرٹرز

امری کرٹسز

ايمرى كيرتيس

إيمري كيرتيس كاتب مجري

ايمري كيرتيش

ایمره کرتس

ایمره کرتس نویسنده اهل مجارستان

इम्रे कोर्टेश

ইমরে কার্তেজ

ইমরে কার্তেজ হাঙ্গেরীয় লেখক

ਇਮਰਾ ਕਾਰਤੇਸ

อิมเร เคอร์เตสซ์

อิมแร แกร์เตส

იმრე კერტეში

케르테스 임레

케르테스, 임레 1929-2016


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