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Lute and the Scars (Serbian Literature) Paperback – August 21, 2012

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The seven stories in The Lute and the Scars are gems of compressed Kis, and despite the sense that a fewremained unfinished at the writer's death, they rarely feel like the abandoned scraps or undeveloped ideas rescued from the files of a departed author. Their themes are varied, though several center on the fate of writers obscure or otherwise—a quality he shares with another writer, Roberto Bolano, whose oeuvre, short life, and flamboyant reception in the States mirror those of Kis's. —Eric Banks

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Danilo Kis was one of Serbia's most influential writers and the author of several novels and short-story collections, including "A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, The Encyclopedia of the Dead", and "Hourglass". In 1980 Kis was awarded the Grand Aigle d'Or from the city of Nice. He died in 1989 at the age of 54.

Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. He is the author of two novels, Politics and The Escape, and a book on the international art of the novel, which won a Somerset Maugham Award. In 2003, he was chosen by Granta magazine as one of the Best Young British Novelists. His work is translated into 30 languages.
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Product Details

  • Series: Serbian Literature
  • Paperback: 137 pages
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564787354
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564787354
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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The best short fiction sticks with the reader, and several of the pieces in The Lute and the Scars do exactly that. The best are the stories that, we are told, are creative non-fictions about writers scarred by the Holocaust or trapped by Communism--the voice is both eerie and suspenseful.
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