A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

"Kis is one of the handful of incontestably major writers of the secondhalf of the century . . . Danilo Kis preserves the honor of literature."-Partisan Review

Cyclopedia of Literary Characters: Pedro Páramo-A tomb for Boris Davidovich

Cyclopedia of Literary Characters: Pedro Páramo-A tomb for Boris Davidovich

Contains analyses of characters that appear in novels, plays, epics, and other classics of world literature, providing lengthy descriptions of central characters, and less extensive discussions of supporting players; and arranged alphabetically by title.

Imagined Dialogues

Eastern European Literature in Conversation with American and English Literature

Imagined Dialogues

By conducting "imagined dialogues" between selected literary works--Eastern Europeans like Kiš and Borowski on one hand, American and English writers like Cage and Ishiguro on the other--this book proposes an effective new way of reading literature, one that goes beyond the narrowing categories of contemporary critical trends. A new perspective on each of the works emerges, as well as a heightened sense of the liberating power of literature.

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

In these stories Kis depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes- the multitude of details that make up a human life.

Hourglass

Hourglass

Of all Danilo Kis's books, HOURGLASS, the account of the final months in one man's life before he is sent to a concentration camp, is generally considered his masterpiece. "A finely sustained, complex fictional performance. It is full of pain and rage and gusto and joy of living, at once side-splitting and a heartbreaker".--WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD.

Encyclopedia of the World Novel

Encyclopedia of the World Novel

Provides a comprehensive A to Z reference with more than 600 entries providing facts about modern novelists and their works.

Homo Poeticus

Essays and Interviews

Homo Poeticus

A collection of the nonfiction writings of an acclaimed Serbian novelist and essayist offers examinations of such issues as nationalism, censorship, and literature

Early Sorrows

For Children and Sensitive Readers

Early Sorrows

A group of linked stories that memorialize Danilo Kis's early years in a Yugoslavian village. The 19 pieces cover his crucial first bereavements and humiliations, striking various tones - from pastorals to exercises in humour.