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My four stars for this book (maybe closer to three) reflect only my personal enjoyment of this modern Serbian classic, which Harold Bloom has included among his WESTERN CANON. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Roger Brunyate
I am tempted not to elaborate and leave that sentence stand as the entire review, but I will suppress the urge and proceed to secondary details. Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. M. Peterson
"A Tomb for Boris Davidovich" is a book that manages somehow to maintain a respectful and positive perspective on humanity whilst describing some of the worst treatment that... Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by keetmom
It seems like Kis wants to be some sort of slavic Borges. His stories try and cop many of Borges's themes and even to a certain extent Borgese's literary voice. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by jafrank
Before opening this book, my understanding of it was that Kis tried to write a fictionalized account of the destruction of devoted members of the Comintern, in a style inspired by... Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by Reader in Tokyo
Danilo Kis is someone whom I have wanted to read ever since I heard Susan Sontag share her admiration for him in an interview several years ago. Read morePublished on April 11, 2011 by A Certain Bibliophile
A TOMB FOR BORIS DAVIDOVICH explores the nightmarish lives of six characters--a tailor/butcher, an idealist, a communist party functionary, a murdered doctor, a revolutionary, and... Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by Ethan Cooper
I have enjoyed this (and all other Danilo Kis's books) immensly.Published on March 4, 2003 by pjesa
This book of Kis' is a masterful work. The author said they are short stories but the publisher pushed it as a novel and in a way it is something between the two. Read morePublished on July 17, 2002 by Jordan A. Rothacker