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The Resource Kapo, Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Richard Williams ; afterword by David Rieff

Kapo, Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Richard Williams ; afterword by David Rieff

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Kapo
Title
Kapo
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Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Richard Williams ; afterword by David Rieff
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  • eng
  • srp
  • eng
Summary
"A devastating novel about the attrocities of WWII, and the unspeakable things people did to survive, by one of Yugoslavia's great literary voices. Lamian is a survivor, but a survivor of a very special kind. He was a Kapo, a prisoner who served as a camp guard in order to save himself. But has Lamian saved himself? The war over, he resumes life in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, works in a land-surveying office, rents a room, eats as many hot potatoes as he likes, not even bothering to salt them--the quantity is what matters. If only he could stop looking over his shoulder, and flinching on the street in the fear that some stranger will step forward, smack his face, and say in a loud voice, "Here's one!" If only he could stop worrying about Helena Lifka, who turned out to be Yugoslav too, and Jewish too, one of the women he made come naked into the toolshed where he hid the gold, and sit on his lap in exchange for bread and butter and a little warm milk. She could turn up any day, an old woman now, and point an accusing finger. In this masterful novel, Aleksandar Tisma shows step by step how fear can turn an ordinary human being into a monster"--
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1924-2003,
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Tišma, Aleksandar
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Williams, Richard
  • Rieff, David,
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fear
  • Jews
  • Fear
  • Yugoslavia
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Label
Kapo, Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Richard Williams ; afterword by David Rieff
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Publication
Note
Copyright ©1987 by Aleksandar Tišma, translation copyright ©1993 by Richard Williams
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1112387231
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781681374390
Lccn
2019039526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112387231
Label
Kapo, Aleksandar Tišma ; translated from the Serbo-Croatian by Richard Williams ; afterword by David Rieff
Publication
Note
Copyright ©1987 by Aleksandar Tišma, translation copyright ©1993 by Richard Williams
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1112387231
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781681374390
Lccn
2019039526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112387231

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