David Albahari familiar melancholic narrative, in Learning Cyrillic Albahari offers us an entire palette of finesses Za knjige na akciji ne važe dodatni popusti. Kratka Knjiga has 8 ratings and 0 reviews: Published January 1st by Vreme Knjige, pages, Unknown Binding. Filip David (, Kragujevac). Diplomirao je na Filološkom fakultetu ( Jugoslovenska i svetska književnost) i na Akademiji za pozorište, film, radio i TV ( grupa.

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The lack of paragraphs I was willing to forgive when the narrator was unknowing and could buy into it as representative of all the “connected unknowns” but again, the writer did not see this through properly and how the narrator came across answers rather easily towards the end was incredibly frustrating considering how much time and effort he had previously made just to take a few steps forward. Return to Book Page.

In fact, the narrator’s mind in the present when he’s telling the story is of little importance. Lists with This Book. Emmanuelle Marion rated it it was ok Aug 12, Albahari is a master of the short story form.

His books were translated into several languages and five of them are available in English: Albahari writes mainly novels and short stories.

Давид Албахари

He graduated from the University of Belgrade. Things actually happen, or seem to. Marija Dejic rated it really liked it Jun 22, He lost me here. And anger, hatred, prejudice, victimization.


He has been contributing to Geist magazine.

I told I him I found it a Holocaust novel. In retrospect, it’s fitting to the way we learn the narrator is telling the story; whether or not it was accidental, it’s perhaps more appropriate than detrimental that the text takes about as long to get into the swing of things as it did for me to get into albaharri flow of reading it. He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Kratka Knjiga by David Albahari

Published first published Themes include reality and dream, friendship and love, dislocation and loss. May 27, Carol rated it it was ok Shelves: I make it sound like much more of a downer than it actually is – the narrator is full of life and the love of life, despite the difficulties he and his country face.

Sep 16, Bill rated it it was ok Shelves: There is a very funny description of a pornographic movie, which the narrator turns on because such movies “turn into a medley of attractive geometric patterns, which help me think dacid about other things. Nov 02, Ivelina rated it it was amazing. I warn surfers that it’s not an knjigee read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Not nearly neurotic enough. The book also deals quite a bit with Kabbalistic texts, and at times feels a bit new-agey just due to the matter of fact way the stuff can be presented, but it also kind of felt like the movie Pi and the Alan Moore Promethea stuff which is pretty cool.


The Belgrade setting is perfect for the labyrinth of the story, as he seeks answers through old and new portions of the city, amid ruins and new construction. While a relatively slim pages length, Leeches packs quite a lot of stuff and it reads like a book twice its size. Di fatto tutto il libro ruota intorno alla cabala, ai triangoli, alla matematica e, di daid, all’ebraismo e al violentissimo antisemitismo che c’era in Lnjige in quel periodo storico.

This one was a chore, but a pleasurable one. The plot revolves around the war in Serbia and ethnic relations there. Jasmina rated it really liked it Sep 06, Inhe moved with his family to Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, where he still lives.

There was a hermetic edge to it, a collision of the eschatological and the absurd, all steeped in found art and prime hashish. Forse tutti, tranne colui che lo sta scrivendo. Albahari creates two incredibly complicated characters no matter what, who can be wildly irrational and impeccably knowledgeable at albaharl same time.

David Albahari

Feb 01, Kobe Bryant rated it liked it. Try it, you might like it. David Edel rated it liked it Oct 08,