"Let us not mince words here: Danilo Kis's Garden, Ashes is an unmitigated masterpiece, surely not just one of the best books about the Holocaust, but one of the greatest books of the past century."--Aleksandar Hemon, from the introduction
He's a masterful (sometimes experimental) writer, and this is an amazing Holocaust-inspired fiction.
Frightened that Mr. Scham's Pan-like romps in the local woods are a secret cover for illicit communications with Allied bombers, the thugs plan a lynch party.
Trust me, death and starvation notwithstanding, this is an exhilarating book, a paean to vivid perceptions.
Danilo Kis was born in 1935. His father was Jewish; his mother was a Montenegrin of the Eastern Orthodox faith. Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. M. Peterson
I'd read two of Danilo Kis's short story collections (available on Amazon, too) and loved them. He's a masterful (sometimes experimental) writer, and this is an amazing... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Bibliophile
For some reason I think of Bob Dylan in a distant way when I read this book, maybe because of the way it melts into the distance and then you squint your eyes and it all kind of... Read morePublished on February 6, 2000