A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

Paperback Eastern European Studies (Paperback)

By (author) Danilo Kis, Introduction by Joseph Brodsky, Afterword by William T. Vollman

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  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 212mm x 14mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 10 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Normal, IL
  • ISBN 10: 1564782735
  • ISBN 13: 9781564782731
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 122,970

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Composed of seven dark tales, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich presents variations on the theme of political and social self-destruction throughout Eastern Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. The characters in these stories are caught in a world of political hypocrisy, which ultimately leads to death, their common fate. Although the stories Kis tells are based on historical events, the beauty and precision of his prose elevates these ostensibly true stories into works of literary art that transcend the politics of their time.

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A Tomb for Boris Davidovic bears traces of Orwell's 1984 and Koestler's Darkness at Noon, but it has its own special flair.