The Pathseeker

Ebook $15.95

Melville House | Jul 09, 2013 | ISBN 9781612193274

  • Paperback$13.00

    Melville House | Apr 01, 2008 | 125 Pages | 5 x 7 | ISBN 9781933633534

  • Ebook$15.95

    Melville House | Jul 09, 2013 | ISBN 9781612193274

Praise

Praise for Imre Kertész’s The Pathseeker

“Kertész’s work is a profound meditation on the great and enduring themes of love, death and the problem of evil, although for Kertész, it’s not evil that is the problem but good.”
—John Banville, author of The Sea

“From Imre Kertész, the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, we have come to expect novels where [his] detectives track themselves, seeking to apprehend their own role in ‘the logic’ of authoritarianism. . . . From a recipe with these ingredients, it is hard to imagine anything but the highest seriousness. The Pathseeker doesn’t disappoint. . . . Kafka comes to mind.”
—John Leonard, Harper’s Magazine

“Original and chilling.”
The New York Review of Books

The Pathseeker is a necessary addition to Mr. Kertész’s work in English, and should occasion thanks to both the novelist and his translator, Tim Wilkinson, who has rendered Mr. Kertész’s (famously difficult) Hungarian into a flowing, able English—as well as to Melville House’s fascinating ‘The Contemporary Art of the Novella’ series, which rubric The Pathseeker falls under. . . . And with the introduction of The Pathseeker into English, after 30 years of silence, we should pay grateful and careful attention.”
New York Sun

“[A] profound and puzzling novella… Kertész reminds us that some things can never be named.”
Los Angeles Times

“A wonderful opportunity to deepen our understanding of Kertész.”
The Nation

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