"surpassed only by Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz": First Hungarian Edition of Sorstalansag; Signed by Imre Kertesz

  • Sorstalansag (Fatelessness).

Sorstalansag (Fatelessness).

$2,500.00

Item Number: 5057

Budapest: Szepirodalmi, 1975.

First Hungarian edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterpiece. Small octavo, original cloth. Signed by Imre Kertesz on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Rare.

"Sorstalanság" [Fateless] is a semi-autobiographical story about a 15-year-old Hungarian György sent to Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He's forced to become a man, finds happiness in the middle of hatred, and learns what it really means to be Jewish. Made into a well-received motion picture.

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