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Kaddish for an Unborn Child (1990) [Novel]
by Imre Kertész Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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The first word in this mesmerizing novel by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is "No." It is how the novel's narrator, a middle-aged Hungarian-Jewish writer, answers an acquaintance who asks him if he has a child. It is the answer he gave his wife (now ex-wife) years earlier when she told him that she wanted one. The loss, longing and regret that haunt the years between those 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 ushers readers into the labyrinth of his consciousness, dramatizing the paradoxes attendant on surviving the catastrophe of Auschwitz.

Original title: Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért
Alternative titles: Kaddish for a Child Not Born
Original languages: Hungarian


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIHolocaust
FictionGeneral FictionTragedy And Loss

Edition #1: Kaddish for an Unborn Child

Kaddish for an Unborn Child (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Tim Wilkinson
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Kaddish for an Unborn Child (2004)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 1400078628
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 0.4
Pages: 128

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Edition #2: Kaddish for a Child Not Born

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