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    The Lute and the Scars (Serbian Literature (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Danilo Kis, Translated by John K. Cox

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    DescriptionWritten between 1980 and 1986, the six stories that constitute The Lute and the Scars (as well as an untitled piece by the author, included here as "A and B") were transcribed from the manuscripts left by Danilo Kis following his death in 1989. Like the title story, many of these texts are autobiographical. Others resurrect protagonists belonging to Kis's fellow Central European novelists, allowing readers to identify, perhaps, depending on the level of obfuscation, fantasy, and historical accuracy, figures dreamed up by Odon von Horvath and Endre Ady ("The Stateless"), by the Yugoslavian Nobel laureate Ivo Andric ("Debt"), and by Piotr Rawicz. Against a background of oppressive regimes and political exile, readers will find that the never-ending debate between death and writing continues unabated in these stories -- death as allegory or as a voluntary symbolic act, and writing as the one impregnable defense, writing as the only possible means of survival.


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    Title
    The Lute and the Scars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Danilo Kis, Translated by John K. Cox
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781564787354
    ISBN 10: 1564787354
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 891.82354, 891.8/2354
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 891.82354
    LC classification: PG1419.21.I8 L3813 2012
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Imprint name
    Dalkey Archive Press
    Publication date
    21 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Normal, IL