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Imre Kertész 90

Come and join us in commemorating hope

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 7 PM
Actors Temple Theatre
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Late Hungarian author Imre Kertész, who would have turned 90 this November, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2002 for Fatelessness, a novel about a young boy’s experience in the Shoah, which the committee lauded “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history”.

Renowned Hungarian-American actor Ádám Boncz, who personally knew Kertész, gives the book a personal hint to help us remember the author and his legacy.

By giving excerpts of the monodrama adaptation of Fatelessness accompanied by the bittersweet cello play of Tamás Rozs, the evening underlines the gests of desire to live, the instinctual need for survival and the love of life of the main character, even in the most desperate moments in the death camp of Auschwitz.

While highlighting Kertész’s haunting and unique voice with which he describes the indescribable, this evening does not intend to substitute the deeply moving experience of reading the novel. It is here to inspire you to read the book. To listen to these words. To remember.


Photo: Sebastian Hänel


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