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Detective Story

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Imre Kertesz, who was born in 1929 and imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a youth, worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing Fatelessness, his first novel, in 1975. He is the author of Looking for a Clue, The British Flag, Kaddish for an Unborn Child, Liquidation, and Gallery-Diary 1961-1991. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002. He lives in Budapest and Berlin.


"Appealingly meditative. . . . A compelling story, with a clever twist. . . . Kert�sz writes with characteristic lucidity, grace, and grim-gay humor." --The Philadelphia Inquirer "A sophisticated and brilliant dissection of nihilistic power and its servants." --Times Literary Supplement (London) "A timeless, placeless parable. . . . A chilling procedural of moral degradation." --New York Magazine "Hopefulness in the face of tragedy makes Kertesz a joy to read, even when he describes our darkest horrors." --The Believer "Kertesz spins a deeply self-conscious web of psychological drama." --The New York Sun

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