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Book Review: The Lute and the Scars, by Danilo Kiš

Book Review: The Lute and the Scars, by Danilo Kiš

Witness to an Imagined World Literary rumor holds that Danilo Kiš was due to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1989. Instead, he died of lung cancer, at fifty-four. Had he been awarded the prize, surely the stories in The Lute and the Scars would have been translated long ago from their original Serbo-Croatian. […]

Book Review: Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Book Review: Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Fear and Myth: The Law of the Jungle The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht’s spellbinding debut novel, acutely depicts postwar life in a Balkan country resembling the former Yugoslavia, where history and myth form a potent mix, and the restless souls of the dead continue to trouble the living. Winner of the 2011 Orange Prize and […]

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