Title: EARLY SORROWS: FOR CHILDREN AND SENSITIVE ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: New Directions, 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 118 pages. Published in 1998. Retrospective collection of short stories. One of Danilo Kis' finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run as a hardcover original only (and it should be noted, when Danilo Kis was still alive). The First Edition is now rare. Presents Danilo Kis' "Rani jadi" in a felicitous English translation. A stunning group of linked stories that memorialize the author's childhood. "With a remarkable combination of affection, whimsy, and wretchedness, these nineteen lyrical short stories tell a recurring tale of spiritual innocence tainted by shame and the terror of life in hiding. In addition to his finesse with language and sensory detail, Kis succeeds at rendering a precocious child's struggle to comprehend the world. In each brief vignette, the boy contemplates his own disappearance and death, which he sees foreshadowed in his father's deportation to Auschwitz. Kis' work will touch vestigial nerves in most readers" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Danilo Kis collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare copy thus. Danilo Kis' "Hourglass" is regarded by Joseph Brodsky and Susan Sontag as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DANILO KIS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0811213900. Bookseller Inventory # 20162
Synopsis: Early Sorrows centers on Andreas Sam, a highly intelligent boy whose life at first seems secure. His mother and sister dote on him; he excels at school; when he is hired out as a cowherd to help with the family's finances, he reads the day away in the company of his best friend, the dog. He can only sense that terrible things may be going on in the world. Soon soldiers are marching down the road, and then one day, many people from the village are herded together and taken away, among them, his father, the dreamer.
Product Description: linked stories, tr from Serbian by Michael H. Heim
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