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

  • Sorstalansag (Fatelessness).

Sorstalansag (Fatelessness).


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. Also, laid in is an original pamphlet on this work, which is also signed by Kertesz. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed.

"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. Basis for the well-received 2005 motion picture, with the screenplay by Kertész, made in Hungary by director Lajos Koltai, with Marcell Nagy in the starring role. It also features British actor Daniel Craig, who plays a cameo as an American Army Sergeant.

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