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Kaddish for a Child Not Born by Imre Kertész
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Jan 24, 13

really liked it
bookshelves: shoah
Read from August 28 to 29, 2011

This piercing unbroken paragraph novella ups the emotional and philosophical ante concerning the Shoah and leaves only scorched earth and tattered memories in its wake. Throughout the work there a number of nods to Bernhard, whereas Kertesz further gilds the homage to the Austrian with trademark recurrences and stilted rhythms. These circumstances extend beyond, of course. The decision reached is also an imperative, one which still bears considerable weight.
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