Encyclopaedia of the Dead

Encyclopaedia of the Dead

Paperback European Classics

By (author) Danilo Kis, Translated by Michael Henry Heim

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  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 81mm x 178mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 28 February 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Evanston
  • ISBN 10: 081011514X
  • ISBN 13: 9780810115149
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 171,002

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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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Danilo Kis (Serbian Cyrillic: Данило Киш) (February 22, 1935-October 15, 1989) was a Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian. Kis was influenced by Bruno Schulz, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and Ivo Andrić, 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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"This is one of the finest fantastic collections since Borges's "Ficciones."" --Brendan Lemon, "The Nation"