Encyclopaedia of the Dead by Danilo Kis
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Encyclopaedia of the Dead
By Danilo Kis

Encyclopaedia of the Dead

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Encyclopaedia of the Dead by Danilo Kis

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Continuing the European Classics series, here is the first paperback edition of ". . . one of the finest fantastic collections since Borge's FICCIONES" (THE NATION). In these stories Danilo Kis depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes--the multitude of details that make up a human life. "Remarkable . . . . A shadow of death darkens this book, but it is a beautiful shadow and a luminescent darkness".--THE NEW REPUBLIC.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780810115149
ISBN-10: 081011514X
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 133mm x 18mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Northwestern University Press
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Encyclopedia of the Dead by Danilo Kis Encyclopedia of the Dead, Paperback (May 2015)

Combining fact and fiction, epic and miniature, horror and comedy, this book tells stories about love and death, truth and lies, myth and reality range across many epochs and settings.

Psalm 44 by Danilo Kis Psalm 44, Hardback (August 2012)

Psalm 44 is the last major work of fiction by Danilo Ki to be translated into English, and his only novel dealing explicitly with Auschwitz (where his own father died).

Lute and the Scars by Danilo Kis Lute and the Scars, Paperback (August 2012)

Against a background of oppression and exile, the debate between death and writing continues unabated in The Lute and the Scars death as allegory or symbolic act, and writing as the one impregnable defense, the only means of survival.

Attic by Danilo Kis Attic, Paperback (August 2012)

The Attic explores the relationship of a young man, known only as Orpheus, to the art of writing; it also tracks his relationship with a colorful cast of characters.

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Author Biography - Danilo Kis

Danilo Ki (Serbian Cyrillic: ) (February 22, 1935 October 15, 1989) was a Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian. Ki was influenced by Bruno Schulz, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and Ivo Andri, among other authors. His most famous works include A Tomb for Boris Davidovich and The Encyclopedia of the Dead. Michael Henry Heim (born January 21, 1943) is a Professor of Slavic Languages, at the University California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his doctorate at Harvard in 1971. He is an active and prolific translator, and is fluent in Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Serbo-Croatian."

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