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The Union Jack

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The Union Jack by Imre Kertesz
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In this haunting, never-before-translated autobiographical novella, an unnamed narrator recounts a simple anecdote, his sighting of the Union Jack during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 in the few days preceding the uprising's brutal repression by the Soviet army. In telling the story, he recalls his youthful self and the intellectual and spiritual epiphanies he experienced during this time. Filled with digressive meditations on the absurd order of chance, his story is ultimately that of a gradual awakening to a kind of radical subjectivity.

Author Biography

IMRE KERT SZ was born in 1929 in Budapest. As a youth, he was imprisoned first in Auschwitz and later in Buchenwald. He worked as a journalist and playwright before publishing FATELESSNESS, his first novel, in 1975. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002.
Release date Australia
March 4th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Melville House Publishing
Pages
76
Dimensions
127x178x8
ISBN-13
9781933633879
Product ID
3873012

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