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André Kertész

André Kertész

Author: André Kertész, J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892362901
Pages: 147
Year: 1994
Hungarian-born André Kertész (1894-1985) was one of the most influential and popular photographers of the twentieth century. This volume presents for the first time selections from the Getty Museum's holdings of Kertész's photographs, including work from his Budapest, Paris, and New York periods. The book also offers an intimate look at Kertész through a dialogue among four of the people who knew the artist best during the last years of his life: Robert Gurbo, Curator of New York's André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation; David Travis, Curator of Photography at the Art Institute; Sylvia Plachy, photographer; and the Getty's Curator of Photographs, Weston Naef. The discussion was moderated by Charles Hagen, writer and critic for the New York Times.
André Kertész, His Life and Work

André Kertész, His Life and Work

Author: André Kertész, Pierre Borhan
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
ISBN: 082122140X
Pages: 367
Year: 1994
This monograph presents a complete overview of the work of Hungarian photographer Andre Kertesz. It covers his three essential periods of work: Hungary, 1912-1925; France, 1925-1936; and America, 1936-1985.
Fateless

Fateless

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810110490
Pages: 191
Year: 1992
Relates the daily life of prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old boy who is deported to the camp with his father.
Kaddish for an Unborn Child

Kaddish for an Unborn Child

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307426491
Pages: 128
Year: 2007-12-18
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. Kaddish for the Unborn Child is a work of staggering power, lit by flashes of perverse wit and fueled by the energy of its wholly original voice. Translated by Tim Wilkinson From the Trade Paperback edition.
Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature

Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature

Author: Louise Olga Vasvári, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557533962
Pages: 335
Year: 2005
The volume fills a gap in scholarship about Imre Kertesz, whose work to date is largely unknown in the English-speaking world. In addition to the papers, the volume contains a bibliography of Kertesz's works including translations, and a bibliography of studies in several languages about his work.
André Kertész

André Kertész

Author: Noël Bourcier
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN:
Pages: 128
Year: 2006-09-26
A classic among classics, André Kertész is one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. Deeply reserved, he consistently remained true to his beliefs and origins. His work, which received belated international recognition from the 1960s on, always drew on his personal life, without lapsing into autobiography. His work moves smoothly, and with great subtlety, between abstraction and Surrealism, Constructivism and humanism. He photographed the street scenes of everyday life and created striking images, elevating ordinary life to exquisite art. A master of hand-held photography, Kertész captured the fleeting moment which became the driving force of his creative work. This monograph is a concise introduction to his work and life, complete with a 4,000 word essay and 55 photographs with extensive captions.
Kertész on Kertész

Kertész on Kertész

Author: André Kertész
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
ISBN:
Pages: 120
Year: 1985-02-01
Photographs of scenes in Hungary, Paris, and New York are accompanied by Kertesz's comments on his career as a photographer.
Dossier K

Dossier K

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612192033
Pages: 224
Year: 2013-05-07
The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize–winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview—with himself Dossier K. is Imre Kertész’s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature—an attempt to set the record straight. The result is an extraordinary self-portrait, in which Kertész interrogates himself about the course of his own remarkable life, moving from memories of his childhood in Budapest, his imprisonment in Nazi death camps and the forged record that saved his life, his experiences as a censored journalist in postwar Hungary under successive totalitarian communist regimes, and his eventual turn to fiction, culminating in the novels—such as Fatelessness, Fiasco, and Kaddish for an Unborn Child—that have established him as one of the most powerful, unsentimental, and imaginatively daring writers of our time. In this wide-ranging and provocative book, Kertész continues to delve into the questions that have long occupied him: the legacy of the Holocaust, the distinctions drawn between fiction and reality, and what he calls “that wonderful burden of being responsible for oneself.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fatelessness

Fatelessness

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425878
Pages: 272
Year: 2007-12-18
At the age of 14 Georg Koves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn’t particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who decry his lack of Yiddish, keep telling him, “You are no Jew.” In the lowest circle of the Holocaust, Georg remains an outsider. The genius of Imre Kertesz’s unblinking novel lies in its refusal to mitigate the strangeness of its events, not least of which is Georg’s dogmatic insistence on making sense of what he witnesses–or pretending that what he witnesses makes sense. Haunting, evocative, and all the more horrifying for its rigorous avoidance of sentiment, Fatelessness is a masterpiece in the traditions of Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, and Tadeusz Borowski. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Liquidation

Liquidation

Author: Imre Kertész
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 140007505X
Pages: 129
Year: 2005
The suicide of a an acclaimed Hungarian writer who was born and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp forces his colleages and friends to confront their own identity, the Holocaust, and the rise and fall of Communist rule as they desperately try to understand their friend's death, in a novel by the 2002 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
The Pathseeker

The Pathseeker

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193277
Pages: 125
Year: 2013-07-09
"There's no such thing as chance...only injustice." From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for “writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history..." The acclaimed Hungarian Holocaust survivor Imre Kertész continues his investigation of the malignant methodologies of totalitarianism in a major work of fiction. In a mysterious middle–European country, a man identified only as “the commissioner” undertakes what seems to be a banal trip to a nondescript town with his wife—a brief detour on the way to a holiday at the seaside—that turns into something ominous. Something terrible has happened in the town, something that no one wants to discuss. With his wife watching on fearfully, he commences a perverse investigation, rudely interrogating the locals, inspecting a local landmark with a frightening intensity, traveling to an outlying factory where he confronts the proprietors ... and slowly revealing a past he's been trying to suppress. In a limpid translation by Tim Wilkinson, this haunting tale lays bare an emotional and psychological landscape ravaged by totalitarianism in one of Kertsz's most devastating examinations of the responsibilities of and for the Holocaust. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Fiasco

Fiasco

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193293
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-07-09
Translated into English at last, Fiasco joins its companion volumes Fatelessness and Kaddish for an Unborn Child in telling an epic story of the author's return from the Nazi death camps, only to find his country taken over by another totalitarian government. Fiasco as Imre Kertesz himself has said, "is fiction founded on reality"—a Kafka-like account that is surprisingly funny in its unrelentingly pessimistic clarity, of the Communist takeover of his homeland. Forced into the army and assigned to escort military prisoners, the protagonist decides to feign insanity to be released from duty. But meanwhile, life under the new regime is portrayed almost as an uninterrupted continuation of life in the Nazi concentration camps-which, in turn, is depicted as a continuation of the patriarchal dictatorship of joyless childhood. It is, in short, a searing extension of Kertesz' fundamental theme: the totalitarian experience seen as trauma not only for an individual but for the whole civilization—ours—that made Auschwitz possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A lifetime of perception

A lifetime of perception

Author: André Kertész, Jane Corkin
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN:
Pages: 259
Year: 1982-08
A sampling of Kertesz's photographs of city scenes, still lifes, landscapes, and other subjects is accompanied by an analysis of the development of his seventy-year photographic career
The Union Jack

The Union Jack

Author: Imre Kertesz
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612193285
Pages: 80
Year: 2013-07-09
"It was...unnecessary for me to fret about who the murderer was: Everybody was." A haunting, never-before-translated, autobiographical novella by the 2002 Nobel Prize winner. An unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack—the British Flag—during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, in the few days preceding the uprising's brutal repression by the Soviet army. In the telling, partly a digressive meditation on "the absurd order of chance," he recalls his youthful self, and the epiphanies of his intellectual and spiritual awakening—an awakening to a kind of radical subjectivity. In his Nobel address Kertesz remembered: "I, on a lovely spring day in 1955, suddenly came to the realization that there exists only one reality, and that is me, my own life, this fragile gift bestowed for an uncertain time, which had been seized, expropriated by alien forces, and circumscribed, marked up, branded—and which I had to take back from 'History', this dreadful Moloch, because it was mine and mine alone..." The Contemporary Art of the Novella series is designed to highlight work by major authors from around the world. In most instances, as with Imre Kertész, it showcases work never before published; in others, books are reprised that should never have gone out of print. It is intended that the series feature many well-known authors and some exciting new discoveries. And as with the original series, The Art of the Novella, each book is a beautifully packaged and inexpensive volume meant to celebrate the form and its practitioners.
Paris, Autumn 1963

Paris, Autumn 1963

Author: André Kertész
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 2080201557
Pages: 64
Year: 2013
A previously unpublished collection of photographs by the critically acclaimed late photographer captures the ephemeral nature of Paris in the mid-20th century while offering insight into Kertész's innovations in photographic composition and photojournalism, in a volume that includes images of Montmartre and the banks of the Seine.