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Book of Blam, the (1972) [Novel]
by Aleksandar Tišma Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The war is over, but for Miroslav Blam it has not yet begun. He walks through the empty streets of Novi Sad, and sees them as they were before the war -- filled with life. The town is as it was: bustling with the energy of its locals, with them Blam's family and his best friend, all of whom perished in the infamous Novi Sad raid in January 1942. They are as present as ever, yet they exist only as ghosts in Blam's mind. The silhouettes of the dead pass before him, and he incorporates what might have been their daily lives into his own. His life is a spectator's -- made all the more agonizing by the clarity with which he sees the events around him. In a voice made sweet by the joy of memory and heavy with the sadness of loss, Tišma tells the story of the ultimate price of survival.

Original title: Knjiga o Blamu
Original languages: Serbo-Croatian


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Book of Blam

The Book of Blam (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Henry Heim
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Manifested in:

The Book of Blam (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156008416
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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