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The Pathseeker (English)

Author: Imre Kertesz
Language: English
Length: 125 Pages
Publisher: Melville House
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?Original and chilling.??The New York Review of Books

?From Imre Kert?sz, the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, we have come to expect novels where [his] detectives track themselves, seeking to apprehend their own role in ?the logic? of authoritarianism. . . . From a recipe with these ingredients, it is hard to imagine anything but the highest seriousness. The Pathseeker doesn?t disappoint. . . . Kafka comes to mind.??Harper?s Magazine

??The Pathseeker is a necessary addition to Mr. Kert?sz?s work in English, and should occasion thanks to both the novelist and his translator, Tim Wilkinson, who has rendered Mr. Kert?sz?s (famously difficult) Hungarian into a flowing, able English?as well as to Melville House?s fascinating ?The Contemporary Art of the Novella? series, which rubric The Pathseeker falls under. . . . And with the introduction of The Pathseeker into English, after 30 years of silence, we should pay grateful and careful attention.??New York Sun

The new Contemporary Art of the Novella series launches with this stunning work from Nobel Prize?winner Imre Kert?sz, author of Kaddish for an Unborn Child and Fatelessness. In a major work never before translated, the acclaimed Auschwitz survivor continues his blistering investigation of the methodologies of totalitarianism.

In a mysterious middle-European country, a relentless government detective slowly comes to suspect that he?s under investigation himself?but for what and by whom? His banal travels become more and more tense and ominous as the examiner senses his own examination with a building sense of paranoia and powerlessness.

Stylish and unblinking, in a limpid translation by Tim Wilkinson, this haunting tale transcends the genre it spoofs so mercilessly as Kert?sz lays bare an emotional and psychological landscape ravaged by totalitarianism.

Imre Kert?sz was born in Hungary in 1929 and, as a teenager, was imprisoned in Auschwitz by the Nazis. The author of numerous novels and stories, few of which have been translated into English, he won the Nobel Prize in 2002 for ?writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.?

Tim Wilkinson has translated Kert?sz?s acclaimed Kaddish for an Unborn Child, Liquidation, and Fatelessness.

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Author Imre Kertesz
Author Info
Imre Kertesz was born in Budapest in 1929. At age 15 he was deported to Auschwitz, then Buchenwald, and finally to a subcamp at Zeitz, to labor in a factory where Nazi scientists were trying to convert coal into motor fuel. Upon liberation in 1945 he worked as a journalist before being fired for not adhering to the Communist party doctrine. After a brief service in the Hungarian Army, he devoted himself to writing, although as a dissident he was forced to live under Spartan circumstances. Nonetheless he stayed in Hungary after the failed 1956 uprising, continuing to write plays and fiction in near–anonymity and supporting himself by translating from the German writers such as Joseph Roth, Freud, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. He remained little–known until 1975, when he published his first book, Fatelesseness, a novel about a teenage boy sent to a concentration camp. It became the first book of a trilogy that eventually included The Failure and Kaddish for an Unborn Child. Subsequent titles include Liquidation, Union Jack, and, most recently, a memoir, The File on K. In 2002, Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He lives in Budapest and Berlin.

Tim Wilkinson
is the primary English translator of Imre Kertesz as well as numerous other significant works of Hungarian history and literature. In 2005, his translation of Kertesz's Fatelessness was awarded the PEN Club/Book of the Month Club Translation Prize. He lives in London.
Book Details
Publisher Melville House
Imprint Melville House
Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13 9781933633534
ISBN-10 1933633530
Language English
Edition 3rd Edition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 125 Pages
Width 0.43 inch
Height 7.01 inch
Weight 0.33 Pounds (US)
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