|Book, the (1999) [Novel]|
by Zoran Zivkovic
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(From the publisher):
The Book is not quite a novel, although almost half of it takes the form of a narrative, neither is it an essay, although quite a lot of what is said in it adopts that style. It is actually closest to that rare type or "para-genre" of satirical prose embodied in the exemplary In Praise of Folly by the famous humanist from Rotterdam. Instead of the "Folly," of human manias and absurdities, here, in a similar kind of double-talk, the books themselves "speak," those monuments to our intelligence, ambitions and self-importance, and they primarily "speak" by making an analogy between man's fate and that of books — to man's detriment, of course.
Original title: Knjiga
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Book, the / The Writer (2003) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Zoran Zivkovic