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Product Details

  • Series: Pitt Russian East European
  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (June 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822956616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822956617
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,827,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Owing to the turmoil that has scarred the Serbian landscape over the past few years, the mention of that country tends to bring to mind savage images of intolerance and war. In her excellent introduction, Gorup expresses the hope that this collection of Serbian stories will provide its readers with a clearer view of the region and its ongoing conflicts. In the title story, by Filip David, a father tells his son that "the main source of understanding is the heart." Good advice for the reader as well, for these are essentially stories of the heart?tales that lead ever deeper into life's dark forest along the road to death. Time, change, emptiness, and loneliness are prominent themes. Ethnicity is present, too, generally in the background but occasionally as the focal point: in Mladen Markov's "The Banat Train," a little boy and his family are mistreated because of their nationality, while Milorad Pavic offers a parable about Europe and the Balkans in "The Wedgewood Tea Set." The anthology offers a rich variety of storytelling that ranges from traditional realism to magical realism and postmodernism. Whether describing peasant life or urban dreamscapes, these are tales well told. Highly recommended for literature collections in academic and large public libraries.?Sister M. Anna Falbo, Villa Maria Coll. Lib., Buffalo
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"The Prince of Fire is a significant collection in that it provides much insight into the continuing relationship between social reality and artistic creation in Serbian fiction."
--World Literature Today


“ The anthology offers a rich variety of storytelling that ranges from traditional realism to magical realism and postmodernism. Whether describing peasant life or urban dreamscapes, these are tales well told. highly recommended for literature collections in academic and large public libraries.”
--Library Journal

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 14, 1998
Format: Paperback
Wonderful translation, captured the essence, perfectly, of all of the works included. It is a beautiful thing to see these fine pieces translated into English for a larger audience to appreciate.
-Robert G
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