By (author) Imre Kertesz
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Liquidation by Imre Kertesz
Book DescriptionKingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers B has left him, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that uncannily predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself. As he obsessively reads and rereads the play, Kingbitter becomes transfixed with the idea that buried within these papers is B's great novel: the book that will explain his relationship with Auschwitz. Harrowing but also bleakly comic, Liquidation is both a literary detective novel and an exploration of how B's decision to end his life after surviving the horrors of Auschwitz affects those he leaves behind.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099512745
(197mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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Author Biography - 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.
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