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Albahari, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 255 works in 931 publications in 14 languages and 5,215 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Adapter, Creator, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, tra
Classifications: PG1419.1.L335, 891.82354
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Albahari
Globetrotter by David Albahari( )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaced from his home more than twenty years ago as Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia descended into war, Serbian author David Albahari found safety in Canada, where this novel was written. In Globetrotter, Albahari deals with the bewilderments of exile and lost identity, themes he has investigated in earlier works. But in this unsettling experimental book he also enters new arenas, where sexual identity and the nature of blame and guilt attract his scrutiny. Narrated in a single uninterrupted paragraph, the novel takes place in the late 1990s at the Banff Art Centre in the Canadian Rockies. Three men - a painter from Saskatchewan and the narrator of the tale, a writer from Serbia, and a man whose travelling Croatian grandfather long ago jotted his name in a local museum's guest book - become acquainted, then attached, then fatally entangled. On a climactic mountain hike that seethes with jealousy, desire, shame and guilt, each man must engage in a final struggle
Götz and Meyer by David Albahari( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imparting the story of the systematic 1942 execution of five thousand Belgrade concentration camp prisoners in a transport truck, a school teacher recreates historical events for his students on a school bus, an endeavor that overwhelms the teacher with the brutality of the act
Leeches by David Albahari( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is Serbia, the time is the late 1990s. Our protagonist, a single man, writes a regular op-ed column for a Belgrade newspaper and spends the rest of his time with his best friend, smoking pot and talking about sex, politics, and life in general. One day on the shore of the Danube he spots a man slapping a beautiful woman. Intrigued, he follows the woman into the tangled streets of the city until he loses sight of her. A few days later he receives a mysterious manuscript whose contents seem to mutate each time he opens it. To decipher the manuscript-a collection of fragments on the Kabbalah and the history of the Jews of Zemun and Belgrade-he contacts an old schoolmate, now an eccentric mathematician, and a group of men from the Jewish community. As the narrator delves deeper into arcane topics, he begins to see signs of anti-Semitism, past and present, throughout the city and he feels impelled to denounce it. But his increasingly passionate columns erupt in a scandal culminating in murder. Following in the footsteps of Foucault's Pendulum, Leeches is a cerebral adventure into the underground worlds of secret societies and conspiracy theories
Bait by David Albahari( Book )

61 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narrator of Bait has just exiled himself to Canada after the collapse of Yugoslavia and the death of his mother. As he listens to a series of audio tapes recorded by his mother years before, the narrator ponders her life and their relationship while simultaneously trying to come to terms with a new life of his own - one of exile and the confusion of a new language and culture. Bait is an exquisitely crafted novel that exhibits the wit and raw honesty Albahari's readers have long admired."--BOOK JACKET
Snow man by David Albahari( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snowman is alone on Christmas Eve, but things change when various animals and birds cuddle up to him to keep warm and stay for the night
Opis smrti by David Albahari( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gec i Majer by David Albahari( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Winter 1941/42 bis zum folgenden Juni fuhren zwei Männer in einem Lastwagen jeden Tag von Belgrad nach Jajinci: Götz, der Fahrer, und Meyer, der Beifahrer. Hätten sie nicht unterwegs angehalten und das Ende des Auspuffs mit einer Öffnung im Boden des Kastens verschraubt und wäre der Kasten nicht voller Juden gewesen, niemand hätte sich später dafür interessiert. Der Erzähler aber, ein Belgrader Lehrer, interessiert sich dafür, weil auf dem Lastwagen auch seine Verwandten waren. Er beginnt zu recherchieren, wühlt in Dokumenten, versucht zu begreifen. Je näher er dem Wissen kommt, desto ferner ist er; je mehr er sich Götz und Meyer vorzustellen sucht, desto schemenhafter werden ihre Gesichter
Zink by David Albahari( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludvig by David Albahari( Book )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brat by David Albahari( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre bref : roman by David Albahari( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous une forme romanesque et autobiographique, l'auteur livre une réflexion et un constat sur l'acte d'écrire, ses étapes, ses ambitions, sur les doutes du créateur, sur sa capacité même à créer. C'est aussi la chronique de la vie quotidienne d'un créateur
Kontrolni punkt by David Albahari( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Gruppe von Reservisten wird nachts zu einer einsamen Schranke im Wald gebracht und dort alleingelassen. Keiner von ihnen weiss, was und wen sie an dem Kontrollpunkt beobachten, gegen wen und warum sie kämpfen sollen. Die namenlosen Soldaten wissen nicht einmal, ob der Krieg überhaupt noch andauert. Ohne jeglichen Kontakt zur Aussenwelt sind sie allein ihrem Kommandanten unterstellt. In dieser kafkaesken Situation kommt es zu merkwürdigen Begegnungen mit Flüchtlingen, mit einer Meute von Kriegsberichterstattern, Orgien und Massenvergewaltigungen sowie zu mysteriösen Morden. Am Ende bleibt nur der Kommandant übrig. Doch nachdem er eben noch in einer Baumkrone ausgeharrt hat, findet er sich plötzlich in seiner Wohnung wieder, wo er über den Bildschirm in ein Gesprächmit der Moderatorin einer Reality Show verwickelt wird. Eindringlicher als reale Berichte über Kriegsgräuel vermittelt Kontrollpunkt auf schaurig-komische Weise ein Gefühl von der Sinnlosigkeit des Krieges, der Verlorenheit des Einzelnen und der Entmenschlichung der Gesellschaft. David Albahari, 1948 in Pec geboren, studierte in Belgrad und lebt seit 1994 in Kanada. Er arbeitet als Schriftsteller und Übersetzer bedeutender englischsprachiger Autoren ins Serbische. Er veröffentlichte bislang neun Erzählungsbände und elf Romane und gilt als einer der renommiertesten Schriftsteller Serbiens. Seine Werke wurden bisher in sechzehn Sprachen übersetzt. Zuletzt erhielt er 2012 den Vilenica-Preis. www.davidalbahari.com Mirjana und Klaus Wittmann leben in Bonn und übersetzen aus dem Serbischen, Kroatischen und Bosnischen. Die Übersetzungen des Duos verstehen sich als Gemeinschaftswerke und entstehen im Tandemprinzip. 2006 erhielten sie den Brücke-Berlin-Preis für die Übersetzung von David Albaharis Mutterland, 2011 wurden sie für ihr übersetzerisches Gesamtwerk mit dem Paul-Celan- Preis ausgezeichnet; 2013 ehrte sie der serbische PEN für ihre kulturelle Vermittlungstätigkeit
Mrak by David Albahari( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senke by David Albahari( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugi jezik by David Albahari( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neobične priče by David Albahari( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudija Dimitrijević by David Albahari( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jednostavnost : priče by David Albahari( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dijaspora i druge stvari by David Albahari( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svake noći u drugom gradu by David Albahari( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Serbian and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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