Peščanik is a novel by Yugoslav novelist Danilo Kiš, translated as Hourglass by Ralph Manheim (). Hourglass tells the account of the final months in a. Jedan od najznacajnijih romana srpske knjizevnosti veka, mozda najzagonatnije delo koje je napisao Danilo Kis. “Pescanik” je roman izuzetne. Pescanik [Danilo Kis] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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That said, it’s a very glum story. In AprilHungarian troops, in alliance with Nazi Germany, invaded the northern Yugoslavian province of Vojvodina. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: His mother took him and his older sister Danica to Hungary for the duration of the war. The waves of the night dash against the sides of the roomboat. Feb 22, Tim Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: Is this a book the main character was advised to write by a psychiatrist, a book whose plot is not necessarily the most important thing about it?

Pexcanik the Second World War, he lost his father and several other family members, who died in various Nazi camps. On January 20,gendarmes and troops invaded Novi Sad, and two days later, gendarmes massacred thousands of Jews in their homes and around the city.

Danilo Kiš

Paritally inspired by true events, Danilo Kis witnessed the execution of one of his friends and saw his father taken away, never to return. We switch between interview, description, first person perspective narrative and epistolary sections.


Obviously, I played around with this similarity a lot. The meat, wrapped in old newspaper, represents E. NIN Award winning authors. I was aiming for that. Whilst the title nods to Bruno Schulz and the author won the Bruno Schulz prize inthe book is no homage, stylistically or otherwise to that Polish author.

He takes his thoughts very seriously but never seems to have anything that compelling on his mind.

I’ve really liked all the Kis I’ve read, but this book is a cut above. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Critics also attacked the novel for its alleged Marxist themes.

Hourglass by Danilo Kiš

However, in mid authorities began to deport Jews en masse to concentration camps. Rather the structure seems to be one response to the difficulties posed by the subject matter. When I was writing the novel, I would jot down certain questions and then find answers for them; I realized that this was a matter not only ks literary technique but of mental process: Last night wine was flowing swiftly and I broached the topic of Danilo Kis, who apparently is no longer regarded at the zenith of Serbian Letters.

While staying in New Belgrade I have assumed a Calvinoean posture, I’ve become a Baron of the Balcony, reading out on the terrace while life and family matters are debated down below. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


But anything that survives death is a paltry, pathetic victory over the eternity of nothingness–a proof of man’s kkis and Yahweh’s mercy. Aug 22, Rory Macpherson rated it really liked it.

The conflicted origin of independent Balkan nations rests on this insistent question Europe asks of its own oriental horizon within.

Fischer Hermann Tatjana Bermel Even his short stay in a mental hospital seems a conventional detail. Jan 11, Brandon rated it it was amazing.

A small nation finds itself within this imperative form of ideology, a dominant interpellation embedded in the perception of Europe as an idea. While being very demanding, Hourglass deserves my highest endporsement. This interpellation comes with modernity as ideological state apparatus structures the Balkan subject as simultaneously peripheral and central to Europe. Follows the turbulent lives of a group of young kiss in contemporary Belgrade, Serbia.

Retrieved 12 January On the ki hand, he does not present E. His novel Garden, Ashes tells I read this for a Balkan literature class and I know that as soon as you read “Balkan literature class” you either scoffed or laughed.