ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Imre Bartók was born in 1985 in Budapest. He got his philosophy degree at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, and published two monographs, one on the poetry of Paul Celan (2009), and one on Rainer Maria Rilke (2011). His first novel, Metal (Fém) was published in 2011. The Year of the Rat, published in 2012, is the first part of a trilogy, with the second part coming out in 2014 and the third in 2015.
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THE YEAR OF THE RAT (Novel, Libri, 2013, 576 pages) A pynchonesque rollercoaster ride where Marx, Heidegger and Wittgenstein appear in contemporary New York and commit hideous and unexplainable crimes and acts of terrorism to prepare the new beginning – or the end – of human history. An astonishing, groundbreaking debut. Read more