Thursday, November 12, 2009

Imre Kertész briefly discusses Marai

There's an interview with Nobel laureate Imre Kertész in the German newspaper Die Welt. The interviewer brings up Marai, and Kertész responds:

"... Sandor Marai, whose diaries I think are quite excellent. His novels less so..."

Kertész goes on using the word "Moderne" (modernity) to mean Modernism (which in German is "Modernismus"), and I'm unsure what he means when he applies these terms to Marai. Perhaps a native German speaker can enlighten us?

Read the full interview (in German) here.
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