Kis, Danilo The Encyclopedia of the Dead

ISBN 13: 9780141396989

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

Valutazione media 4,2
( su 1.718 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780141396989: The Encyclopedia of the Dead

An entrancing, otherworldly collection of short stories from one of Serbia's most accomplished 20th century writers, new to Penguin Modern Classics

A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sister and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are brought to life in the almighty Encyclopaedia of the Dead. In this wide-ranging collection of stories about humanity, society and relationships, Kiš plays with the distinction between fact and fiction, horro and comedy, drawing on key influences such as James Joyce and Franz Kafka. This was Kiš's final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983.

Kiš is one of the great European writers of the post-war period - Guardian

Compulsively readable - Daily Telegraph

Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kiš is a new, original writer - Times Literary Supplement

Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller's grasp - Boyd Tonkin

Danilo Kiš was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kiš studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pešcanik. He died in Paris in 1989.

Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

Kiš is one of the great European writers of the post-war period ( Guardian)

Compulsively readable ( Daily Telegraph)

Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kiš is a new, original writer (Leonardo Sciascia Times Literary Supplement)

In The Encyclopedia of the Dead, Danilo Kiš offers a vision that expands the domain of life at the expense of that of death. These stories present that vision with a journalist's precision, with a taxidermist's tactile knowledge of era and realm, with the tenacity of a true son of the century (Joseph Brodsky)

Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller's grasp (Boyd Tonkin)

This translation, by Michael Henry Heim, is superb ( Independent)

L'autore:

Danilo Kis was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kis studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pescanik. He died in Paris in 1989.

Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Danilo Kis
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An entrancing, otherworldly collection of short stories from one of Europe s most accomplished 20th century writers, new to Penguin Modern Classics A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sisters and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are recreated in the almighty Encyclopedia of the Dead. These stories about love and death, truth and lies, myth and reality range across many epochs and settings. Brilliantly combining fact and fiction, epic and miniature, horror and comedy, this was Danilo Kis final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983. Kis is one of the great European writers of the post-war period - Guardian Compulsively readable - Daily Telegraph Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kis is a new, original writer - Times Literary Supplement Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller s grasp - Boyd Tonkin Danilo Kis was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kis studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pescanik. He died in Paris in 1989. Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,56
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Danilo Kis
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An entrancing, otherworldly collection of short stories from one of Europe s most accomplished 20th century writers, new to Penguin Modern Classics A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sisters and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are recreated in the almighty Encyclopedia of the Dead. These stories about love and death, truth and lies, myth and reality range across many epochs and settings. Brilliantly combining fact and fiction, epic and miniature, horror and comedy, this was Danilo Kis final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983. Kis is one of the great European writers of the post-war period - Guardian Compulsively readable - Daily Telegraph Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kis is a new, original writer - Times Literary Supplement Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller s grasp - Boyd Tonkin Danilo Kis was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kis studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pescanik. He died in Paris in 1989. Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,27
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Kis, Danilo
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801413969890000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Danilo Kis
Editore: Penguin Classics 2015-05-28 (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Classics 2015-05-28, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-05190980

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,24
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,53
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Danilo Kis, Mark Thompson
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Encyclopedia of the Dead, Danilo Kis, Mark Thompson, An entrancing, otherworldly collection of short stories from one of Europe's most accomplished 20th century writers, new to Penguin Modern Classics. A counter-prophet attempts the impossible to prove his power; a girl sees the hideous fate of her sisters and father in a mirror bought from a gypsy; the death of a prostitute causes an unanticipated uprising; and the lives of every ordinary person since 1789 are recreated in the almighty Encyclopedia of the Dead. These stories about love and death, truth and lies, myth and reality range across many epochs and settings. Brilliantly combining fact and fiction, epic and miniature, horror and comedy, this was Danilo Kis final work, published in Serbo-Croatian in 1983. Kis is one of the great European writers of the post-war period - Guardian Compulsively readable - Daily Telegraph Fantasy chases reality and reality chases fantasy. Pirandello and Borges are not far away. But these names are intended as approximate references. Kis is a new, original writer - Times Literary Supplement Intense and exotic, his mysteries hint at unspeakable secrets that remain forever beyond the story-teller's grasp - Boyd Tonkin Danilo Kis was born in the then Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1935. After an unsettled childhood during the Second World War, in which several of his family members were killed, Kis studied literature at the University of Belgrade where he lived for most of his adult life. He wrote novels, short stories and poetry and went on to receive the prestigious NIN Award for his novel Pescanik. He died in Paris in 1989. Mark Thompson is a British historian. His published work includes Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis. Codice libro della libreria B9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 6,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 7,01
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Kis, Danilo
Editore: Penguin Classics (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 3
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 2015. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780141396989_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,32
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,92
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Kis, Danilo
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141396989. Codice libro della libreria ST0141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Danilo Kis
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd 2015-05-28, London (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd 2015-05-28, London, 2015. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,31
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Danilo Kis
Editore: Penguin Books Ltd (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, 2015. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria CP-9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,62
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Danilo Kis, Michael Henry Heim
Editore: Penguin Books (2015)
ISBN 10: 0141396989 ISBN 13: 9780141396989
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Penguin Books, 2015. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria GH9780141396989

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,13
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,55
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro