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Fateless Imre Kertesz

Fateless By Imre Kertesz

Fateless by Imre Kertesz


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Summary

Gyuri, a fourteen-year-old Hungarian Jew witnesses his father signing over the family timber business to the firm's bookkeeper - before being sent to a labour camp. Two months later, Gyuri finds himself assigned to a 'permanent workplace', but within a fortnight he is pulled off a bus and detained. This is the start of his journey to Auschwitz.

Fateless Summary

Fateless by Imre Kertesz

'While the average reader cannot pretend truly to understand the reality of those who suffered in concentration camps, Kertesz draws us one step closer' Observer

Gyuri, a fourteen-year-old Hungarian Jew, gets the day off school to witness his father signing over the family timber business - his final act before being sent to a labour camp. Two months later, Gyuri finds himself assigned to a 'permanent workplace'. This is the start of his journey to Auschwitz.

On his arrival Gyuri finds that he is unable to identify with other Jews, and is rejected by them. An outsider among his own people, his estrangement makes him a preternaturally acute observer, dogmatically insisting on making sense of the barbarity - and beauty - he witnesses.

Fateless Reviews

Moving and numbing...a very great novel - Irish Times
Remarkable...an original and chilling quality -New York Review of Books
[T]his work...ought to stand beside Primo Levi's If This is a Man - The Times
Extraordinary - Observer
Should be savoured slowly . . . Only through exploring its subtlety and detail will the reader come to appreciate such an ornate and honest testimony to the human spirit * Washington Times *

About Imre Kertesz

Imre Kertesz was born in 1929 in Budapest. As a youth, he was imprisoned in Auschwitz and later in Buchenwald. He worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing Fateless, his first novel, in 1975. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002. Imre Kertesz died in Budapest in March 2016

Additional information

GOR009587435
9781784872151
1784872156
Fateless by Imre Kertesz
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2017-09-07
272
N/A
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