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Garden, Ashes is a major favorite danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih of the few novels I’ve re-read more than twice but others I’ve tried A Tomb For Boris DankloHourglass haven’t really done it for me. View all 16 comments. Return to Book Page.

Jul 28, Vit Babenco rated it really liked it. Danilo Kis came up near the top of the list, so I picked up “Encyclopedia of The Dead”, his book of short stories. Death is a final enciklopedika act of life… All Saints’ Day is a celebration and commemoration of sequels, or the possibility thereof, based on the conviction or hope that a life story does not end after its last page.

Twilight of danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih Idols”. Who, O Lord, can separate the joy of love from the sadness of memory?


No entry in any encyclopedia will be dedicated to us. Jun 13, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: Era un gioco, certo, danilp non vedevo l’ora di finirlo. Childhood and the Holocaust. As for the rest of the stories: Sep 06, Dimitar rated it it was ok.

I had high hopes for this danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih of stories I’ve been holding onto for a few years now. Dionysius, his friend Malchus and John with his dog Qitmir. The many flowers between the pages are also a sign of this intention.

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This is beautifully written, but I didn’t feel it as engaging as danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih other book I recently read: A beautiful, haunting symphony composed of religion, philosophy, folklore, living History. But he preaches the exact opposite of Peter’s gospel: The Encyclopedia of the Dead is an ironic variation on the library of Babel.

It’s hit and miss – my favourite stories were Simon Magus, the Encyclopedia of the Dead and the Mirror of danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih Unknown. It has its own important place in the study of nationalisms and their mythologies – for example, Pro Patria Mori is a pithy fable that ruminates on the formation and role of political myth and folk tradition as opposed to ‘official’ documentation.

Tried a couple times but kept zoning out — couldn’t concentrate. See Danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih Goodreads Deals…. The encyclopedia of the death is a book of short stories written on a realistic way by a daniol who tries to emulate the great genius Jorge Luis Borges. Finally the author has added his own fascinating postscript on the ideas and sources behind each of his stories.


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The title story is reminiscent of and probably influenced by Borges, though the dream in question, of a sect that creates an encyclopedia documenting the lives of ordinary people in minute detail, was based on a real danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih related by Kis’s wife. This book is worth a rereading, because there is lots of historical danilo kis enciklopedija mrtvih political context that I do not understand at this moment. The stories were fine, but more than a little overwritten.

Can a human being achieve the immor This book, like Mahler’s Symphony no. Take for example my favorite story in the book, “To Die for One’s Country is Glorious,” I think that Kis was able to give a good tip on how to die: History is written by the victors.

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