Encyclopaedia of the Dead

Encyclopaedia of the Dead

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The most famous collection of short fiction by acclaimed Yugoslavian writer Danilo Kis. In these nine stories Kis depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes--the multitude of details that make up a human life. Kis combines fiction and history in postmodern style, and in a postscript provides fascinating historical backgrounds and other notes for the reader that add interest and context. An enduring classic of Slavic literary fiction.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 81.28 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Northwestern University Press
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 081011514X
  • 9780810115149
  • 237,044

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"This is one of the finest fantastic collections since Borges's Ficciones." --Brendan Lemon, The Nationshow more

About Danilo Kis

Danilo Kis (Serbian Cyrillic: à ðýøûþ à øà ) (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 Andric, 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.show more

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