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The book of Blam / Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Michael Henry Heim ; introduction by Charles Simic.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC TISMA, ALEKSANDAR (Text) 33946003076101 Fiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590179208
  • ISBN: 159017920X
  • Physical Description: xii, 226 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2016.

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General Note:
First published in Serbo-Croatian as Knjiga a Blamu by Nolit, Belgrade, 1972.
Summary, etc.:
"The Book of Blam ... is a modern-day retelling of the book of Job. The war is over. Miroslav Blam walks along the former Jew Street, and he remembers. He remembers Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; and Jakob Mentele, a stove fitter; and Arthur Spitzer, a grocer, who played amateur soccer and had non-Jewish friends; and Sándor Vértes, a lawyer who was a Communist. All dead. As are his younger sister and his best friend, a Serb, both of whom joined the resistance movement; and his mother and father in the infamous Novi Sad raid in January 1942--when the Hungarian Arrow Cross executed 1,400 Jews and Serbs on the banks of the Danube and tossed them into the river. Blam lives. The war he survived will never be over for him."
Subject: Jews > Serbia > Novi Sad > Fiction.
Novi Sad (Serbia) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Jewish fiction.

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