"A finely sustained, complex fictional performance. It is full of pain and rage and gusto and joy of living, at once side-splitting and a heartbreaker." --John Simon, "Washington Post Book World"
About the Author
Danilo Kis (February 22, 1935-October 15, 1989) was a Yugoslavian novelist, short story writer and poet who wrote in Serbo-Croatian. Kis was influenced by Bruno Schulz, Vladimir Nabokov, Jorge Luis Borges and Ivo Andric, among other authors. His most famous works include "A Tomb for Boris Davidovich" and "The Encyclopedia of the Dead." Ralph Manheim has translated several works by Gunthre Grass and Bertolt Brecht.