Encyclopaedia of the Dead

Encyclopaedia of the Dead

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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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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 81.28 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Northwestern University Press
  • EvanstonUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 081011514X
  • 9780810115149
  • 192,304

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"[Ki 's] pen, often literally verging into eternity, does to his characters what nearly every known creed aspires to do to the human soul: it extends their existence, it erodes our sense of death's impenetrability." --Joseph Brodsky"

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About 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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