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Liquidation

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ISBN-10: 140007505X

ISBN-13: 9781400075058

Edition: 2005

Authors: Tim Wilkinson, Imre Kert�sz

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Imre Kert?sz's savagely lyrical and suspenseful new novel traces the continuing echoes the Holocaust and communism in the consciousness of contemporary Eastern Europe. Ten years after the fall of communism, a writer named B. commits suicide, devastating his circle and deeply puzzling his friend Kingsbitter. For among B.'s effects, Kingsbitter finds a play that eerily predicts events after his death. Why did B.-who was born at Auschwitz and miraculously survived-take his life? As Kingsbitter searches for the answer -and for the novel he is convinced lies hidden among his friend's papers-"Liquidation becomes an inquest into the deeply compromised inner life of a generation. The result is…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Imre Kert�sz, 1929 - Imre Kert�sz was born in Budapest, Hungary, on November 9, 1929. With 7,000 other Hungarian Jews he was deported in 1944, at the age of fifteen, from Budapest to Auschwitz and liberated a year later at Buchenwald. Starting in 1948, he worked in Hungary as a journalist with the daily Vil�goss�g. He was dismissed in 1951 and conscripted into the army for two years. Since 1953 Kert�sz has been living as a freelance writer and translator of German literature from Nietzsche to Freud. His first book, "Novel of a Man Without Destiny," was at first rejected by a state publishing company. It appeared in a limited edition in 1975 under the title "Man Without Destiny."…