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Imre Kertesz has produced a fascinating modern parable on the subject of power and how the forces of law and order become the ultimate victims in any political system where... Read morePublished on January 15, 2014 by keetmom
When reading a translation, the skills of the translator is as important as that of the author, so one can not be sure of the fault when reading it. Read morePublished on December 17, 2013 by Old and In the Way
"Detective Story," by Nobel prize winner Imre Kertesz, is deceptively "a simple story," a short prison memoir coolly told by the condemned detective Antonio Rojas Martens. Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by John Sollami
We have governmental oppression in Imre Kertész's Detective Story. Imre Kertész is, of course, a Nobelist. Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by Feanor
I read Imre Kertesz' short novel "Detective Story" in two days, between a plane, a train, and a bus ride. Read morePublished on April 26, 2008 by Michael
For this novel, there is no "setting"--as readers of novels are accustomed--because the entire story unravels, journal-like, from the point of view of one person, Antonio Rojas... Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by T. M. Teale