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Albahari, David 1948-

Overview
Works: 284 works in 944 publications in 14 languages and 5,326 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Short stories  War fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Adapter, Compiler, Creator, Contributor, Other, tra, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PG1419.1.L335, 891.82354
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Globetrotter by David Albahari( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 697 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 502 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 )

62 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 419 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 )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 211 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
Checkpoint : a novel by David Albahari( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atop a hill, deep in the forest, an army unit is assigned to a checkpoint. The commander doesn't know where they are, what border they're protecting, or why. Their map is useless and the radio crackles with a language no one can recognize. A soldier is found dead in a latrine and the unit vows vengeance--but the enemy is unknown. Refugees arrive seeking safe passage to the other side of the checkpoint, however the biggest threat might be the soldiers themselves. As the commander struggles to maintain order and keep his soldiers alive, he isn't sure whether he's fighting a war or caught in a bizarre military experiment. Equal parts Waiting for Godot and Catch-22, Checkpoint is a haunting and hysterical confrontation with the absurdity of war."--Amazon.com
Opis smrti by David Albahari( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gec i Majer by David Albahari( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 122 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 101 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 79 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 73 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
Senke by David Albahari( Book )

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

Sudija Dimitrijević by David Albahari( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jednostavnost : priče by David Albahari( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neobične priče by David Albahari( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Serbian and Croatian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrak by David Albahari( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Serbian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugi jezik by David Albahari( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dijaspora i druge stvari by David Albahari( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goetz et Meyer : roman by David Albahari( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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