Danilo Kis. Aleksandar Hemon, preface. John K. Cox, trans.
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In Auschwitz, a woman prepares to give birth, even as other are preparing an escape attempt, in this early novel by Danilo Kiš, whose father perished in the camp. Featuring characters based on actual inmates and warders—including Dr. Mengele—Psalm 44 is a baring of many of the themes, patterns, and preoccupations Kiš would return to over the course of his writing career.
"The work of Danilo Kiš preserves the honor of literature."—Susan Sontag