First Edition of Imre Kertesz's Fiasco; Signed by Him
Item Number: 3848
New York: Melville House, 2011.
First edition in English of “an unforgettable novel” (Die Zeit). Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. In fine condition. Translated by Tim Wilkinson.
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. "Heroic....Kertész is unique in Holocaust literature....[H]e seems to flaunt the thoughts and feelings that contradict the accepted narrative" (Nan Goldberg, The Boston Globe).