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Liquidation

Imre Kertesz


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PUBLISHED: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9781784872168
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Kingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself.
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  • Paperback
    $22.39
PUBLISHED: 7th September 2017
ISBN: 9781784872168
ANNOTATION:
Kingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself.

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Kingbitter, an editor at a publishing house on the verge of closure, believes himself to have been the closest friend of a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, B, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that predicts the behaviour of B's ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself.

Publisher Description

'Liquidation, suspenseful and bleakly comic, reads like a treatise on the mystery of the end of life and the mystery of suicide... A compelling if deeply unsettling work? Independent Kingbitter, an editor at a failing publishing house, believes himself to have been the closest friend of B., a celebrated writer and Auschwitz survivor, who recently committed suicide. Amongst the papers B. has left him, Kingbitter finds a play entitled Liquidation that uncannily predicts the behaviour of B.'s ex-wife, his mistress and Kingbitter himself. As he obsessively reads and rereads the play, Kingbitter becomes transfixed with the idea that buried within these papers is B.'s great novel- the book that will explain his relationship with Auschwitz.

Author Biography

Imre Kertesz was born in 1929 in Budapest. As a youth, he was imprisoned in Auschwitz and later in Buchenwald. He worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing Fateless, his first novel, in 1975. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002. Imre Kertesz died in Budapest in March 2016

Review

A masterly, subtle and constantly surprising novel, which, in this fine translation, reads as if it were written in this century, not the last Sunday Times A beautiful glimpse of the wide-open spaces of storytelling Daily Telegraph

Review Text

"A beautiful glimpse of the wide-open spaces of storytelling"

Promotional "Headline"

A stunning novel from the Nobel prize Laureate in Literature; the story of a Hungarian writer whose death forces his circle of friends to confront their own terrible moment in history.

Product Details

Author
Imre Kertesz
Pages
144
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1784872164
ISBN-13
9781784872168
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-09-07
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade