Kaddish for an Unborn Child
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Kaddish for an Unborn Child by Imre Kertesz
Book DescriptionThe first word in this mesmerizing novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is No. It is how the novel s narrator, a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer, answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child. It is the answer he gave his wife (now ex-wife) years earlier when she told him that she wanted one. The loss, longing and regret that haunt the years between those two no s give rise to one of the most eloquent meditations ever written on the Holocaust. As Kertesz s narrator addresses the child he couldn t bear to bring into the world he ushers readers into the labyrinth of his consciousness, dramatizing the paradoxes attendant on surviving the catastrophe of Auschwitz. Kaddish for the Unborn Child is a work of staggering power, lit by flashes of perverse wit and fueled by the energy of its wholly original voice. Translated by Tim Wilkinson"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400078622
(203mm x 133mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Imre Kertesz
Dossier K, Paperback (May 2013)
This book came about through a conversation the author had with his friend Zoltan Hafner over the course of 2003 and 2004.
Holocaust as Culture, Hardback (April 2012)
Reflecting on Imre Kertesz's experiences of the Holocaust and the Soviet occupation of Hungary, this title likens the ideological machinery of National Socialism to the oppressive routines of life under communism.
Kaddish for an Unborn Child, Paperback (September 2010)» View all books by Imre Kertesz
Dealing with the Holocaust, this title takes readers on a journey through the author's life, from his childhood to Auschwitz to his failed marriage.
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