By Imre Kertész,Tim Wilkinson
Translated into English finally, Fiasco joins its better half volumes Fatelessness and Kaddish for an Unborn baby in telling an epic tale of the author's go back from the Nazi dying camps, basically to discover his nation taken over by means of one other totalitarian executive.
Fiasco as Imre Kertesz himself has acknowledged, "is fiction based on reality"—a Kafka-like account that's strangely humorous in its unrelentingly pessimistic readability, of the Communist takeover of his place of origin. compelled into the military and assigned to escort army prisoners, the protagonist comes to a decision to feign madness to be published from accountability. yet in the meantime, existence lower than the recent regime is portrayed virtually as an uninterrupted continuation of existence within the Nazi focus camps-which, in flip, is depicted as a continuation of the patriarchal dictatorship of joyless adolescence. it truly is, briefly, a searing extension of Kertesz' primary topic: the totalitarian event visible as trauma not just for anyone yet for the total civilization—ours—that made Auschwitz possible.
From the alternate Paperback edition.