Imre Kertész

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Imre Kertész (Hungarian pronunciation: [imrɛ ˈkɛrteːs]; born November 9, 1929) is a Hungarian Jewish author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature[1] in 2002 "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history".

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Biography

He was born on 9 November 1929 in Budapest, Hungary.[2] At the age of 14 he was deported with other Hungarian Jews during World War II to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and was later sent to Buchenwald.[2]

Kertész' best-known work, Fatelessness (Sorstalanság), describes the experience of fifteen-year-old György (George) Köves in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Zeitz. Some have interpreted the book as quasi-autobiographical, but the author disavows a strong biographical connection. His writings translated into English include Kaddish for a Child Not Born (Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért) and Liquidation (Felszámolás). Kertész initially found little appreciation for his writing in Hungary[2] and moved to Germany. Kertész started translating German works into Hungarian[2] - such as The Birth of Tragedy by Nietzsche, the plays of Dürrenmatt, Schnitzler and Tankred Dorst, the thoughts of Wittgenstein - and did not publish another novel until the late 1980s.[3] He continues to write in Hungarian and submits his works to publishers in Hungary.

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