Danilo Kis ~ The Lute and the Scars

just finished reading, as part of my Danilo Kis binge, the last available set of short stories (written in the 80’s, prior to his death of lung cancer in Paris in 1989; we still are iceberg-tip as far as untranslated material goes), THE LUTE AND THE SCARS, all of which are coloured by the two tyrannies that shaped his life, that of the Holocaust and the later Stalinist times, and all of which seek to reinvent the relation between story and history, between remembrance and fiction, in peripatetic conversational and always poetic prose.
just starting the other late collection (some stories from LUTE were intended originally for this volume), THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE DEAD.
if you’ve not read Danilo Kis, you must.



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