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Book, the (1999) [Novel]
by Zoran Zivkovic Rating: Weighted - 8.6 / Average - 9.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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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
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Book, the / The Writer (2003) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Zoran Zivkovic

Edition #1: The Book

The Book (c.1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Aleksandar B. Nedeljkovic
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Place of publication: Belgrade
Publisher: Polaris
ISBN: 8683741044
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