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Riassunto: 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.
About the Author:
Danilo Kiš (February 22, 1935–October 15, 1989) was a Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian. Kiš 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.
Ralph Manheim has translated several works by Günthre Grass and Bertolt Brecht.
Casa editrice: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Data di pubblicazione: 1990
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0374172870
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0374172870I3N10
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Stated First Edition. Codice libro della libreria mon0001396755
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0374172870
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020374172870
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010374172870
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110374172870
Descrizione libro Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New Book. Stated First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. NOT price-clipped ($22.95 price intact). Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1990. Black cloth over cream boards with bright red stamped spine lettering. Book is new with a non-ink raised previous owner stamp on inside flyleaf; rest of book is clean and unmarked. Tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket is new. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. No rips, tears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book in un-read condition. A very nice collectible copy of this modern classic. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Codice libro della libreria ABE-14066094962
Descrizione libro Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0374172870
Descrizione libro New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 274 pages. Published in 1990. The author's third novel. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Review Copy. Review Materials laid-in. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Danilo Kis' "Hourglass" in a felicitous English translation. Widely considered to be his greatest novel. "Describes the external and internal worlds of a railway clerk called ES whose quotidian concerns include antagonism toward his well-to-do sister Netty, quarrels with her son George about a piece of jointly owned property, and futile, indignant inquiries to the authorities about why his pension has been reduced. But Kis uses this life of a victim as a counterpoint to his second storyline, which matter-of-factly reveals an exploding, horrific world in which Jews are murdered in countless mundane or outlandish ways, commit suicide, or simply disappear while the general population goes mad" (Publisher's blurb). The novel is an homage to an earlier masterpiece, Bruno Schulz's "Sanatorium Under The Sign of The Hourglass" (first published in English in 1978). Schulz was a murder victim of the most arbitrary kind, shot in the street by a Nazi officer who wanted to kill someone else (but could not) because he was a fellow Nazi officer. But the latter happened to admire and collect Schulz's drawings and so became his protector. In this "life-versus-death" game of one-upmanship, there was no possible way Schulz's Nazi protector could up the ante. Despite his talents, Schulz was just another Jew after all, inferior to him and all other Nazis. Kis' fictional re-creation of Schulz's pathetic life is one of the most sublime and moving gestures, artistically and morally, by one great writer to another very great writer. An absolute "must-have" title for Danilo Kis collectors. This is a Review Copy. The Review Materials are laid-in. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only Review Copy of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: All other copies available online are subsequent editions or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. "Hourglass" is regarded by Joseph Brodsky and Susan Sontag as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DANILO KIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374172870. no. Codice libro della libreria 18415