Kaddish For An Unborn Child

Imre Kertesz, Tim Wilkinson

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 7th Sep '17

£8.99

‘A fine and powerful piece of work… Dark, at times cryptic, and hugely energetic’ Irish Times “No!” It is how a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child, and it is how he answered his wife years earlier when she told him that she wanted one.

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SKU: 9781784872175

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‘A fine and powerful piece of work… Dark, at times cryptic, and hugely energetic’ Irish Times “No!” is the first word of this haunting novel. It is how a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child, and it is how he answered his wife years earlier when she told him that she wanted one. The loss, longing and regret that haunt the years between these 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 takes readers on a mesmerising, lyrical journey through his life, from his childhood to Auschwitz to his failed marriage.

Additional information

Weight 0.106 kg
Dimensions 9 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 144