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By David Keene
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Topic - Imre Kertész
The English-language editions of novels by Nobel laureate Imre Kertesz of Hungary and Israel's Amos Oz are among 25 finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.
The story goes that Nobel laureate Imre Kertesz was given a diary for his 10th birthday, but was frightened by its white pages. A diary now figures prominently in the newly translated "Detective Story," a novel in which the lines between self-expression, criminal confession and terror are blurred. The putative blank page at the center of this book is the mystery that drives it: What is root of cruelty?
''Fateless," arguably the most haunting and sobering of recent movies in which the decisive setting is a Nazi death camp, begins with a perversely disarming remark: "I didn't go to school today."
In "Fateless," his surpassing first novel, he told the story of a young concentration camp survivor who tries to explain his experience to those who did not share the same fate.
In the novels that followed — "Fiasco,""Liquidation," "Kaddish for a Child Not Born" — he portrayed characters who struggle to communicate about that which is unfathomable and ultimately unspeakable.