Imre Kertész Christopher J. Wilson Katharina Wilson / Jun 04, 2020

Fateless Fateless is the first English translation of a moving and disturbing novel about a Hungarian Jewish boy s experiences in German concentration camps and his attempts to reconcile himself to those exper

  • Title: Fateless
  • Author: Imre Kertész Christopher J. Wilson Katharina Wilson
  • ISBN: 9780810110496
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fateless is the first English translation of a moving and disturbing novel about a Hungarian Jewish boy s experiences in German concentration camps and his attempts to reconcile himself to those experiences after the war.

    Fateless Feb , Directed by Lajos Koltai With Marcell Nagy, Bla Dra, Blint Pntek, ron Dimny Fourteen year old Gyrgy s life is torn apart in World War II Hungary, as he is sent to a concentration camp, where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish. Fateless Rotten Tomatoes Fateless Critics Consensus Beautifully photographed and majestically scored, Fateless is a haunting account of one boy s experiences during the Holocaust and his journey to pick up the pieces in Watch Fateless Prime Video Fateless is a movie based on Imre Kertesz best selling novel Fatelessness about his own experiences during the Holocaust in Hungary The film begins with our protagnist witnessing his father being called up to a labor camp Later, on his way to work, he himself is grabbed by the SS and transported via rail to Auschwitz, the most evil of all Fateless Marcell Nagy, Bla Dra, Blint Fateless is a movie based on Imre Kertesz best selling novel Fatelessness about his own experiences during the Holocaust in Hungary The film begins with our protagnist witnessing his father being called up to a labor camp Later, on his way to work, he himself is grabbed by the SS and transported via rail to Auschwitz, the most evil of all Fateless film Fateless Reviews Metacritic Jan , Fateless is a film for people who process the holocaust as nothing less than catastrophic There s nothing in this film for Nazi sympathizers to hi five each other There s just corpses Fateless provides no vicarious thrills for the sociopath The Grey Zone, great as it

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      • Imre Kertész Christopher J. Wilson Katharina Wilson

        Born in Budapest in 1929, Imre Kert sz was imprisoned at Auschwitz in 1944, and then at Bunchenwald concentration camp After the war and repatriation, the Soviet seizure of Hungary ended Kert sz s brief career as a journalist He turned to translation, specializing in German language works, and later emigrated to Berlin Kert sz was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2002 for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history.


    1. Nobel prize-winner Imre Kertész survived stays in both the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. While he was there, I have no doubt that he suffered a great deal—both physically and psychologically—so I was (understandably, I think) hesitant to dislike his semi-autobiographical Holocaust novel Fatelessness. It seems (at the very least) very inconsiderate of me to criticize his book for failing to 'entertain' me. Entertainment is a strange, nebulous word. Are we entertained (in what [...]

    2. Fatelessness is a profound, deeply unsettling book. Georg Koves is a Hungarian boy, about 14 or 15. His father was already taken away to a forced labor camp. He thinks about Jewishness, his own identity, the star on his coat, and girls. After a stint of his own forced labor and a betrayal from his neighbors, he is sent to Auschwitz. He is told to lie about his age, and he does. This spares him from gas and incineration. After some time there, he is then sent to Buchenwald, then to a 'provincial' [...]

    3. Cynically, this could be recommended as a handbook for survival should you find yourself arrested one fine morning thanks to your offensive identity or favoriting a thousand #resist-related tweets in a single week. I don't think expert knowledge (eg, it's best to be toward the end of the soup line so the ladle is filled with weightier chunks of veggies and maybe some meat) will really come in handy any time soon, but this does have an important function now, the same as it always has, in that it [...]

    4. This is when I found out that you could be bored even in Auschwitz - provided you were choosy. We waited and we waited, and as I come to think of it, we waited for nothing to happen. This boredom, combined with this strange waiting, was, I think, approximately what Auschwitz meant to me, but of course I am only speaking for myself.As he said, he's only speaking for himself. Here, I am speaking for myself, as is the case for any and all fiction, and even some of the non. What I speak involves my [...]

    5. (4,5*) Ο λόγος του Imre Kertesz είναι πολύ ιδιαίτερος, έχει μία μοναδική προσωπική γραφή που δίνει ένα περίεργα οικείο τόνο στην αφήγηση. Έχει ακόμη ένα εξαιρετικά μη-προβλέψιμο τρόπο να αντικρίζει τα γεγονότακάτι που σε αφοπλίζει από τις πρώτες ακόμη σελίδεςμπορεί να σε παραξενέψ [...]

    6. RIP Imre Kertész (1929 - 2016) Imre Kertész (1929 - 2016) - em Auschwitz (com apenas quinze anos de idade) e na actualidade Imre Kertész é um escritor húngaro, nascido a 9 de Novembro de 1929, em Budapeste, de religião judaica, sobrevivente ao holocausto nazi durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, deportado com 14 anos de idade, juntamente com milhares de judeus húngaros, para o campo de concentração de Auschwitz e mais tarde transferido para Buchenwald. Em 2002 Imre Kertész é galardoado c [...]

    7. (view spoiler)[Γιατί ακόμα κι εκεί, στις καπνοδόχους, στα διαλείμματα ανάμεσα σε όλα εκείνα τα μαρτύρια υπήρχε κάτι που έμοιαζε με ευτυχία. Όλοι με ρωτούν μονάχα για τα δεινά, για τις "φρικαλεότητες": παρόλο που για μένα αυτή ακριβώς η ανάμνηση είναι εκείνη που αξίζει περισσότερο α [...]

    8. Ο Kertesz με διχάζει και είναι ένας συγγραφέας που με βάζει σε πειρασμό να τον κρίνω. Ό,τι εχω διαβάσει από αυτόν είναι αυτοβιογραφικό ("Μυθιστόρημα ενός ανθρώπου δίχως πεπρωμένο" και "Καντίς για ένα αγέννητο παιδί"). Ίσως έχει έναν ιδιαίτερο τρόπο σκέψης, ο οποίος μου φαίνεται π [...]

    9. Kertesz won the Nobel prize for literature for this book and it is really not surprising, hence the five stars. I would also advocate that the book be called "Timeless" as well for it is one of those books which has an aura of being beyond time. It could have been written immediately after the end of World War II, or it could have been written yesterday, and there is little way of knowing (at least through the text) when this story was made its way onto paper because it is a single voice in the [...]

    10. "even in Auschwitz, it seems, it is possible to be bored—assuming one is privileged."IK was in concentration camp himself for a year at an age of around 15 and this novel is semi-autobiographical. Instead of usual double-quotation marks, the protagonist is using reported speech which seems to make the whole thing read more like a confession than a novel. Such things might seem as defects at first sight but, as in case of 'The Bell Jar', they just serve to show how difficult it is for a sufferi [...]

    11. Ανορθόδοξο μυθιστόρημα, αιρετικό θα έλεγε κανείς. Η γραφή του Κέρτες μου άρεσε πολύ. 4,5 αστεράκια για την ακρίβεια.

    12. I read Fatelessness for the first time not long after Kertész won the Nobel Prize, and without knowing much about Hungarian history or Hungarian writers. I will admit, I was mystified by its tone, which veered back and forth between a disarming intimacy (where the reader is invited to share the naive perspective of the 15-year-old narrator, Gyorgy, on his experiences in the lagers) and the ironic detachment of the narrator's adult self. It was more layered than a work of witness testimony, such [...]

    13. For me, all works by a Nobel Prize in Literature winner should be gems. Methinks that getting this prize is the highest honor that any writer on this earth can dream about. So, since I have turned into a voracious reader, I have been sampling a work or so of the past Nobel laureates. So far, I’ve read:Sienkiewicz (1905). Hamsum (1920). Mann (1929). Hesse (1946). Faulkner (1949). Hemingway (1954). Jimenez (1956). Camus (1957). Checkhov (1958). Pasternak (1958). Neruda (1971). Bellow (1976). Can [...]

    14. FatelessYang namanya mati rasa memang tak pernah mengenal masa. Di masa perang, di masa damai, rasa tanpa rasa bisa hadir kapan saja tanpa mengenal waktu dan usia. Sejarah pun menjadi saksi mata. Di masa Perang Dunia II di Eropa, seorang remaja 15 tahun mengalaminya. George Kovas namanya. Ia tinggal di Budapest, Hungaria. Dan Imre Kertesz menuliskan kisahnya.Suatu hari George Kovas meminta izin pada gurunya di sekolah untuk meninggalkan kelas karena alasan yang pribadi sifatnya. Dia harus pulang [...]

    15. "Από την άλλη, όταν η μέρα εκείνη τελείωσε, ένιωσα ότι κάτι μέσα μου είχε χαθεί ανεπιστρεπτί, στο εξής νόμιζα κάθε πρωί ότι είναι το τελευταίο πρωί που θα σηκωνόμουν, σε κάθε μου βήμα νόμιζα ότι το επόμενο δεν θα το έκανα, σε κάθε μου κίνηση ότι την επόμενη δεν πρόκειται να την [...]

    16. CẢM ƠN THỜI GIAN!Mặc kệ những mệt mỏi khi kết thúc cuốn Kinh cầu cho một đứa trẻ không ra đời mình đã rất muốn tìm đọc cuốn này, phần vì tò mò cách đặt dấu câu của Kertész Imre, phần vì rất nhiều tác giả được phỏng vấn trong Thế giới là một cuốn sách mở khen không ngớt.Và mình thực sự thỏa mãn.Thỏa mãn vì đã được cầm em nó trên tay, dò dẫm từng dấu chấm - người bạn [...]

    17. Чамайг нэгэн өдөр гэрээсээ гараад албадлагаар өдөр бүр хийдэг ажил руугаа явж байхад чинь хэзээ ч очиж байгаагүй харь нутаг руу, хэнийг нь ч танихгүй мянга мянган хүний хамт ачаа бараа мэт л аваад явна. Тэгэхдээ тэд чамайг "ажил хийлгэнэ", "ая тухтай байлгана" гэж ярьна. Тэгт [...]

    18. Cierto que de novelas escritas por sobrevivientes del Holocausto hay bastantes y que todas son igual de necesarias, pero creo que no es menos cierto que algunas van mucho más allá del documento histórico y se convierten en literatura de altísimo nivel. Lo que primero sorprende de 'Sin destino' de Imre Kertész es que está narrada y protagonizada por un chico de 14 años. Su mirada es, por lo tanto, inocente, casi ingenua. Estremecedor es el momento en que él y sus compañeros llegan a Ausc [...]

    19. Kertesz has written a semi-autobiographical novel about a fourteen year-old boy who gets mysteriously deported from Hungary to a Jewish concentration camp. The protagonist (George Koves) spends a mere three days in Auschwitz, which he recalled as rather pleasant, before being forwarded to work camps at Buchenwald and Zeitz. I am not sure George Koves ever recovered from his shock at being grabbed, and he spends all of his time trying to rationalize the senseless acts he saw around him while he w [...]

    20. I’m not often proud of my brother. Much of the time, and in most circumstances, our personalities and values are very different. However, some time ago a friend of his tried to get him to watch one of those execution videos, in which some poor sod gets his head lopped off. And he refused, quite aggressively so, he told me; he wanted nothing to do with it. It occurred to me then that one thing my brother and I do have in common is an aversion to violence and suffering. Hold on, you’ll say, do [...]

    21. This novel is truly one of the best examples of Holocaust fiction, largely due to the power of Kertesz's writing, proving that you don't need to get into the horrific details in order to glimpse an individual's experience during this time period or the trauma of his survival upon his return home. I'm not going to go into detail about plot here, (if you want to read about that then by all means drop in and take a look at my reading journal), but rather leave you with my impressions of this book. [...]

    22. After reading so many books lately, including Kertesz's own Liquidation, that profess the inability of words to render or address the Holocaust, it's somewhat unfamiliar to find it being dealt with here directly. But Kertesz was born in 1929 and really was sent to Auschwitz, so regardless of how autobiographical this may be, he seems more, uh qualified to deal with this era than most. What an inadequate word, qualified. As above, words are not enough, and even though this is a direct first-pers [...]

    23. My mechanics are likely skewed, it happens. The passing of Hitchens has pressed me terribly. This remarkable novel represented a current of oxygen amidst the stifle. Fateless maintains an ironic stance towards the Shoah. It should be embraced. By "embrace", I mean to cherish. By "It" I mean both the irony and the novel.

    24. كل الألم الذي يصنعه الكاتب باحتراف فذ للدرجة التي ابكاني فيها وهو يروي روايته عن المحرقة النازية لليهود يدفعني للتفكير في عدد الروايات التي تحكي بصدق معاناة الفلسطينيين وقضيتهم وهل ترجمت للغات أخرى؟لو كنا فعلنا أليست هذه بأصدق مقاومة أيها الكُتّاب العرب؟

    25. I probably read a bad translation and maybe not one of the two that I have is any good. Funny that from a single Hungarian original more than one English translation can emerge. They couldn't even agree on the title: one has Fateless, and the other has Fatelessness. In one, there'll be three paragraphs which in the other are lumped into a long singularity. A mere phrase in one would be an independent sentence in another; a direct quote, just a simple declarative sentence in the other version; a [...]

    26. Trại tập trung Auschwitz là trại lớn nhất trong các trại tập trung của Đức Quốc xã. Trại này nằm tại Ba Lan và được đặt tên theo thành phố Oświęcim gần đó, cách Kraków 50km về phía Tây, cách thủ đô Warszawa 286km.Khu tổ hợp trại tập trung này bao gồm ba trại chính: Auschwitz I – trung tâm hành chính, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – trại hủy diệt (Vernichtungslager), và Auschwitz III (Monowizt) – trại lao độn [...]

    27. Fatelessness tells the story of 15-year-old Georg Koves, a highly assimilated Hungarian Jew, who one day finds himself on a train to Auschwitz. He is only in Auschwitz for three days before being transferred to Buchenwald, and finally to a labor camp in Zeitz. The novel narrates his experiences in all three places. While he may have been whisked off to Auschwitz, as the book jacket puts it, “without any special malice,” he encounters plenty of cruelty along the way. But what’s weird and st [...]

    28. Uno de los grandes aciertos de la novela es el tono ligero, frío y distante que adopta el narrador y que dota al texto de una especial fuerza dramática, de un dramatismo triste y cruel derivado del conocimiento previo que tenemos los lectores acerca del destino que les espera a los todavía ignorantes protagonistas. Un efecto llega a ser irritante y angustioso en todas aquellas escenas en las que Gyürgy Küves, el adolescente protagonista, nos describe la relativa educación y amabilidad con [...]

    29. I think I was, oh, about fourteen when I first saw Schindler’s List, a movie that made such an impact on me that I followed it up by reading as much Holocaust literature as I could find, including the novel upon which the movie is based. To date I’ve read- aside from Keneally -Tadeusz Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Primo Levis’ If This is a Man, Elie Wiesel’s Night, and Wielsaw Kielar’s Anus Mundi. The work that made the greatest impact on me, in simple emotio [...]

    30. I have to confess, when I first started reading this masterpiece (because it is in fact a masterpiece) I was not impressed. The absolute lack of any emotional attachment a reader usually experiences during the dive into the horrors of Holocaust was masterfully eliminated by Kertész and - as I soon discovered - with good purpose. I read Fatelessness/Sortalanság (oh, how inappropriate it sounds in English!) in its original language, Hungarian. Unfortunately, most of the readers here are probably [...]

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