The Attic

The Attic

Paperback Serbian Literature (Paperback)

By (author) Danilo Kis, By (author) John K. Cox

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  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 201mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Normal, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1564787346
  • ISBN 13: 9781564787347
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 297,201

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The Attic is Danilo Kis's first novel. Written in 1960, published in 1962, and set in contemporary Belgrade, it 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 with nicknames such as Eurydice, Mary Magdalene, Tam-Tam, and Billy Wise Ass. Rich with references to music, painting, philosophy, and gastronomy, this bohemian Bildungsroman is a laboratory of technique and style for the young Kis--at once a depiction of life in literary Belgrade, a register of stylistic devices and themes that would recur throughout Kis's oeuvre, and an account of one young man's quest to find a way to balance his life, his loves, and his art.

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