Nobel Prize in Literature-2002
Nobel Committee in its citation stated that Kertesz got the Prize
writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against
the barbaric arbitrariness of history"
Born: 09/11/1929 in Budapest, Hungary
Imre Kertesz is a
Hungarian author of Jewish descent who survived the brutal & mindless
persecution of Nazis to tell the world his story. During the Second
World War, he was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp along
with other Hungarian jews. At that time, he was only 14. Later, he was
transferred to Buchenwald. His best known work, Fatelessness, narrates
the story of a 15 year old boy in Auschwitz camp.
Kertesz was not much recognized for his writing inside Hungary.
Frustrated, he moved to Germany with his family. He translated many
German books to Hungarian, particular mention must made about the
Birth of Tragedy) of
the plays of Dürrenmatt,
Schnitzler and Tankred
He now resides in Berlin with his family.
A nyomkereső --
A Detective Story(1977),
a meg nem született gyermekért --
Kaddish for an Unborn Child(1990),
Az angol lobogó --
The Union Jack (1991) ,
Man, when reduced to nothing, or in other words a survivor, is not tragic but comic, because he has no fate --Imre Kertes ">
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