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Author: Luan Starova; Christina Elizabeth Kramer, (Professor)
Publisher: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

"Originally published in Macedonia as Tatkovite knigi, copyright 1992"--T.p. verso.


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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Luan Starova
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luan Starova; Christina Elizabeth Kramer, (Professor)
ISBN: 9780299287948 0299287947 9780299287931 0299287939
OCLC Number: 760176454
Notes: "Originally published in Macedonia as Tatkovite knigi, copyright 1992"--Title page verso.
Description: xi, 197 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Translator's Note Part One 1 My Father, Our Family, the Books Love The Fate of the Books Differences The Garden The Fountain The Balcony The Cabinet Identity The Life of the Books The Death of the Manuscript A Secret Learning about the Deities My Father's Fatherlands My Father's Languages My Father's Dictionaries The Radio Old Age 2 The Books and My Father's Friends Eastern Dream and Western Dream Friends Autodidacts Libraries A Boarder in Babel Language Quarrels Balkan Babel A Choice Sacrifice for Books The End of Time The Books in One's Life 3 Father's Books, Migrations, Stalinism, the Balkan Wall The Spyglass The Globe The Family Clock Travel The Bomb Flags The Mother Tongue The Holy Books Dreams of a Lost Time The Power of Languages Rakija and Meze The Taste of the Dough Holiday Tikush Stalin's Portrait Shock Workers The Silver Mirror The Medal Holiday Ration Books A Coin in the Trevi Fountain La Rinascente The Balkan Wall Prayer Tears Part Two 1 The Margins of My Father's Books: The Constantinople Dream, In Search of Lost Time The Third Exit The True Path At a Crossroads in the Labyrinth Between Constantinople Heaven and Balkan Hell Mission The Game of Defeat and Victory Janissary Fate The Key of Destiny The Waves of Illusions The Debt to Time Between East and West The Dream of the Sea Holidays in Defeats Lost Tattered Fate Bartering with Fate The Dream of the Books The Eastern Sword of Damocles The Fedora 2 Time Discovered Documents I Documents II Documents III The Meaning of the Silence The Documents (Epilogue) Perhaps the Real Ending A Borrowed Book
Other Titles: Tatkovite knigi.
Responsibility: Luan Starova ; translated by Christina E. Kramer.


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