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Author: David Albahari; Ellen Elias-Bursać
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1996.
Series: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-seven stories by a Serbian writer, many dealing with the destruction of the European Jewish culture in World War II. Others are surrealistic, such as Plastic Combs, whose protagonists are able to talk with inanimate matter.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Albahari, David, 1948-
Words are something else.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)604704663
Named Person: David Albahari; David Albahari
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Albahari; Ellen Elias-Bursać
ISBN: 0810113058 9780810113053 0810113066 9780810113060
OCLC Number: 34513537
Description: x, 215 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I : Three bus stops home --
Is this age, kid? --
The stories we tell --
The gospel according to my father --
Mama --
The playground --
The damp --
The great rebellion at the Stuln Nazi Camp --
The movies --
An attempt at describing the death of Ruben Rubenović, former textiles salesman --
Picture, window --
Jerusalem --
Part II : My wife has light eyes --
A movie on television --
My wife loves cats --
Studio apartment --
The wall --
Words are something else --
My wife softly sobs --
The cloak --
Part III : The essay --
What does that prove? --
The writer --
Plastic combs --
Buttons --
The Pope --
Mute song.
Series Title: Writings from an unbound Europe.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: David Albahari ; translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać ; edited and with an afterword by Tomislav Longinović ; foreword by Charles Simić.
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Twenty-seven stories by a Serbian writer, many dealing with the destruction of the European Jewish culture in World War II. Others are surrealistic, such as Plastic Combs, whose protagonists are able to talk with inanimate matter.

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"David Albahari writes in the rich Balkan tradition of urbanity and multiculturalism . . . the stories are less about the particularities of place than about the universal riddles of language . . . Read more...

 
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