Serbian writer Danilo Kis was preoccupied with man's dehumanization in a mechanized, totalitarian world. His dazzling fiction established him as one of the most artful and eloquent authors of postwar Europe. In this first collection of his non-fiction, Kis displays the dynamic, sensitive, and insistently questioning approach to the dilemmas of the modern world that distinguishes his novels and stories and confirms his reputation as one of the most important voices of our time. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Book Description Condition: New.

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Danilo Kis was born on February 22, in Subotica, a small town north of Serb. He moved to Hungary during World War 2. He attended the University of Belgrade where he studied General and Comparative Literature and graduated in He wrote for the Vidici Magazine. He wrote novels, essays and poetry. In , he was named knight of Arts and Letters. He spent most of his life in Belgrade - until his last decade which he spent between France and Belgrade.

He spent a number of years as a lecturer in France. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and was expected to win however he died in Paris on October 15, before it was announced. She received a B. She was the author of 17 books including four novels, a collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. She also wrote and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She died from leukemia on December 28, at the age of Homo Poeticus : Essays and Interviews.

The fictional masterpieces of the great Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis-Hourglass: A Tomb for Boris Davidovich: Garden, Ashes; and The Encyclopedia of the Dead - established him as a figure of incomparable originality and eloquence in the spectrum of contemporary European literature. With this posthumous selection from his non-fiction made by Susan Sontag, who was a friend of Kis, the English-language reader will be able to admire an equally original, more polemical aspect of Kis's genius.

Here is Kis on nationalism as kitsch and collective paranoia, on the dilemmas of a Central European identity, on the dangers of censorship, on literature's struggle against banality, as well as on writers as different as Nabokov and Sade. Susan Sontag.


Homo Poeticus : Essays and Interviews

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