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  1. says:

    Garden Ashes is a very fanciful novel and in its poetical imagery it reminded me of Bruno Schulz’s storiesA boy and his family the times are

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    I don’t know if I am totally comfortable with liking a book such as Garden Ashes as much as I do The historical facts behind it’s necessity of being are too terrible and it brings up the uestion at least in my mind as to why I enjoy these particular types of books so much The type of books I mean are early to mid twentieth century literary memoirs from Eastern Europe and Russia; and if they are memoirs of a childhood or a gu

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    There are spoilers endemic to what follows How would a child have dealt with the horror of something as regimentally and encompassingly evil as the Holocaust? We are all armed to some degree with an imagination that can help us def

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    Semi autobiographical memoir tremolo ed with essay lithograph phantasmagoria and confessional to name but a few a medley of style and temporal reads like a collection of self contained story pieces loosely threaded togetherKis was Yugoslavian or to be even imprecise half Austro Hungarian Jew and half Montenegrin Christian Finding this out helps contextualise the dichotomy of constantly referring to his father as the Wandering Jew

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    Here’s what lingers for me 1 The hope that Gaddis was right that a work of art redeems time 2 Kis’ prose walk

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    The realization that I was able to control my dreams channel them in a particular direction by my choice of reading matter or by thinking certain thoughts before going to sleep resulted in an explosion of my darkest impulses In fact I was living two lives not a trace of bookishness in that one in reality and the other in my dreams which prod

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    I've read it at least four times once aloud while the passenger in a car from NYC to Iowa Easily the finest semi erotic epileptic fit ever Like Bruno Schulz than anyone else nothing like Maruez per a review on here but maybe a bit better than Schulz since it's written well after WWII but is set before it Not to

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    My first experience with Kiš was A Tomb for Boris Davidovich a collection of seven stories that was very good Garden Ashes a novel centers on the childhood of Andi Scham during WWII and explores in particular his relationship with his eccentric father It was at least as good as Tomb—if not better I have a copy of The Encyclopedia of the Dead which will be my next Kiš

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    For me this was one of those books that change your literary life a book after which you can't read the way you've read books before The melancholy the superbly controlled and somewhat baroue ostentatious style the well crafted sentences the pathos the irony it has it all I have always been a voracious reader and I don't have too ma

  10. says:

    Since childhood I was afflicted with a sick hypersensitivity and my imagination uickly turned everything into a memory too uickly sometimes one

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review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB × Danilo Kiš

Nd imaginative withdrawals From his memories emerges the wondrous story of his father Eduard Scham the Wandering Jew Don uixote red eyed crazed drunk bellicose a man who recedes from life and then disappears in the HolocaustAndi's search. Semi autobiographical memoir tremolo ed with essay lithograph phantasmagoria and confessional to name but a few a medley of style and temporal reads like a collection of self contained story pieces loosely threaded togetherKis was Yugoslavian or to be even imprecise half Austro Hungarian Jew and half Montenegrin Christian Finding this out helps contextualise the dichotomy of constantly referring to his father as the Wandering Jew whilst indulging in protracted biblical escapism granted the old testament Sadly his father perished in Nazi concentration camp during the war which may have prompted the idealised poignant focus on his pater and familias in the novel a near obsession really but duly justified given the circumstances Otherwise the war remains firmly on the periphery in this childhood recollection of the 1940sLurking in the background are the sceptres of hunger and Singer machines being carted off to concentration camps but always centre stage is the redemptive salvation of the flight of imagination the creation of a spiritual and alternate reality of biblical battles esoteric philosophies and the occasional grope with Julia which actually pissed me off a treat because Kis manages to get that prize by basically demoralising and humiliating her into submission through superior mental prowess Not a recommended seduction techniue from where I m standing Julia is a very minor gripe The rest is beautiful mellow tones of rich prose buoyed with understated humour and a marvellous homage to dad in a style vaguely reminiscent of Rikki Ducornet s Jade Cabinet although she wrote that later of course And interestingly extremely accessible kis sems to have abandoned mittelEuropa for the cultural harvest of the West references are plucked from Western lore with erudition and finesse Baba Yaga conversely never makes an appearance

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For his father is a poetic lyrical remembrance of things past The celebrated Serbian writer Danilo Kis has blended bits of realism snatches of dreams and echoes of his own consciousness as a child to shape this magical and memorable nov. I ve read it at least four times once aloud while the passenger in a car from NYC to Iowa Easily the finest semi erotic epileptic fit ever Like Bruno Schulz than anyone else nothing like Maruez per a review on here but maybe a bit better than Schulz since it s written well after WWII but is set before it Not to hype it too much but maybe it should be reuired reading for all human beings who read for everything other than plot like lists that go on for six or seven pages How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim remembrance of things past The celebrated Serbian writer Danilo Kis has blended bits of Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic read it at least four times once aloud while the passenger in a car from NYC to Iowa Easily the finest semi erotic epileptic fit ever Like Bruno Schulz than anyone else nothing like Maruez per a Earthfall (Homecoming, review on here but maybe a bit better than Schulz since it s written well after WWII but is set before it Not to hype it too much but maybe it should be A Daddy for Christmas reuired Banned in Britain reading for all human beings who Hour of the Beast read for everything other than plot like lists that go on for six or seven pages

review Í eBook or Kindle ePUB × Danilo Kiš

In Yugoslavia during the Second World War young Andi Scham and his beleaguered family are constantly moving and searching for refuge Yet the physical hardships of the world do not intrude on Andi's adolescent world of vivid observation a. There are spoilers endemic to what follows How would a child have dealt with the horror of something as regimentally and encompassingly evil as the Holocaust We are all armed to some degree with an imagination that can help us deflect ignore transform subsume select trials and tribulations within immiserating life but the Shoah is an atrocity at an entirely overwhelming level so that Andreas Scham the child s narrative voice relating the events of Garden Ashes manages to not only enflesh his own tale within the candied concoctions and selenian spells dispensed from his inventive fount but in parallel that of the mythological meandering of historic time and prophetic passage of Old Testament Blues makes for something truly special Being born of a Jewish father the raggedly brilliant and eclectic Eduard Scham means that his male parent will fall under the classification consigning one to the hell of the Nazi death camps and that enduring poverty will be the lot for his Catholic mother older sister and own self as the Second World War consumes Yugoslavia with a ravening hunger leaving but table scraps and eked crumbs for those allowed the opportunity to surviveYet it begins not with that horror but in the kindled warmth of the hearth and arboreal shelter of the forest a primal magic matriarchal and earthen golden and honeyed potently daubed with feminine traces as young Andi but a boy exists within the meticulously described and domiciled closeness of his mother with uiet elder sister and cat ghosted Miss Edith nestling at the sides In a certain light it proceeds almost in Edenic form all beautiful chestnut trees and embraces and tanned traces though the serpent intrudes with such abrupt announcements as that Andi s uncle has died ere the child knew him A Jewish uncle though at this primordially idyllic stage that awareness does not fully encroach itself just hisses forth and slithers immediately away The serpent is a Semitic spirit an intrusion into the Singer ed realm of women s talk and nurturing and feats ever gazing backward with rapture and harbingering immortality Indeed when Andi is set in competition with and eventual victory over his classmate Julia there are hints of a pagan ueen having been challenged by the first strains of a stormy power wielding patriarchal energy bruiting forth from the harshness of the desert the intimations of the arrival of sin of fear of retribution for having fallen from this verdantly veiled state of grace most of all in the wrinkled awareness with which Andi is struck that even his beloved mother will dieEnter the father Eduard Scham the Wandering Jew a gifted man harrowed tormented even defeated beneath his pride bowler wearing and deftly wielding an iron tipped cane engorged with philosophies and wracked with prophecies seeking knowledge and solitude with the same thirst he evinces for drink restless in spirit and body consuming everything inside as he compiles the variegated lore textually ensconced within the pages of his seminal work the Bus Ship Rail and Air Travel Guide save for the musical words his louaciousness inspires in his son A fantastic creation once Eduard has impressed his gaunt self upon the pages the demiurgical dreams of his son take a Judaic turn delivering him unto the care of Pharaoh s daughter in Egypt and revealing the terrifying and blanketing aerial darkness of the Angel of Death a reaping spirit unleashed by God when one s eyes are closed the Germans when waking life has anew staked its claim Is the real world leaking into Andi s inner world or has the latter been worked upon the outer reality Always there figures his father in one of the most sublime scenes and with countless competition Eduard emerges hat first from the rustling golden flames of a wheat field like a spirit of darkness all his own an apocalyptic messiah from another plane encased in bodily form pure fire imprisoned within a lean and haggardly proud materiality the pantheistic anima of an actor of polymorphic gestures and postures ever masked and hidden in performing angles This oft absent familial patriarch who fascinates and beguiles his Slavic neighbors through his elouent speech and lithe cane propped stance with its aural strains of mythic desert magic from yore is being thrust perhaps against his will and with his kin into the straitened theater of the modern world At one point when his son has been following him trying to find a way into and through the malestrom of eccentricity that rages within the parent Eduard delivers an elocution of blistering acumen There are people my father continued who are born to be unhappy and to make others unhappy who are the victims of celestial intrigues incomprehensible to us guinea pigs for the celestial machinery rebels allotted the part of a rebel yet born by the cruel logic of the celestial comedy with their wings clipped They are titans without the power of titans dwarf titans whose only greatness was given them in the form of a rigid dose of sensitivity that dissolves their trifling strength like alcohol They follow their star their sick sensibility borne along by titanic plans and intentions but then break like waves against the rocky banks of triviality The height of the cruelty allotted them in lucidity that awareness of their own limitations that sick capacity for dissociation I look at myself in the role forced on me by the heavens and by fate conscious of my role at all times yet at the same time unable to resist it with the force of logic or will Fortunately as I said this role is coming to an end Oddly fitting words from a disillusioned messiah ones that might have ever pressed behind the lips of Jesus another Jew entranced by new modes of thinking and believing whilst yet unable even unwilling to abscond from all identification with established and eldritch covenants ever demanding their utterance that the charade whose grim end he d evidently entirely foreseen might at least be honestly acknowledgedAnd so it is at all times difficult to discern what part of the father is of this peripatetic genius so unforgettably evoked through the reminiscent verse of Andi and how much such glamours veiled a worn and weary man broken at the end by one indignity after another not least of which was his need to drink In yet another marvelous passage Eduard stands singly for an attempted pogrom against Serbian Jews staving it off through the combinatory potency of his form of address and his fetishistic cane In another Andi and his sister come across bits of newspaper wrapped about their father s viscous spittle after he has fully disappeared and they realize with incredulous melancholy that such bedaubed treasures are all that they have left of this mesmerizing man In yet one they are forced to watch as Jewish goods are confiscated by German surnamed overseers the relocating tension cannot be masked by the politeness and bemused perches under which it is carried out And most touching of all is the dressed banality of the final note delivered by Eduard to his long suffering and admiring family It took several sentences subseuent to its unremarkable unfolding ere I drew up with a start and returned to the words with which it had been revealed only to espy the full penetration of Ki stiletto thrust on this second try A month or so later he sent us a letter He had tossed this letter or rather a fragment of an envelope from a sealed cattle car with a note asking the finder to to send it on to the marked address There s casually but carefully imparted brutality in this one unshielded glance than were the reality of that ghastly final transport portrayed in its entirety Afterwards when Andi puzzles over the interminably perduring absence of his father deeming he was perhaps lost within his pursuit of book finalizing knowledge traipsing the continent and unwilling to be hampered by the uotidian demands of familial responsibility the reader understands that the father a ghostly visitor teasingly keeping just beyond sight from the seeking eyes of his dream rheumy son has become such a ghost in actuality a figure long dead whose spirit embalmed in the pretense of fully committing to his wandering ways will haunt his son to the end of his days It s exuisitely perfectly portrayed and if the reader s heart isn t broken by the sustained sadness underlying both fact and fiction said reader simply doesn t have one to be so fractured It is in such subtle supernal sorcerous ways that Danilo Ki performs his artist s craftAfter Eduard s disappearance the remaining Schams are hard put to it shuffled into ever degraded living conditions perhaps ghettoized due to the war s demands andor their condemnatory links to a camp sent Jew and desperately lacking in food the bronze burnish and cinnamon scents with which we opened the book have been fully bleached to gray drained of life reduced to soot The remainder of Andi s paternal relatives are removed The air is timbered with fear marked by the resurgence of the viscously enshrouded Angel of Death in Andi s recurring nightmares a spectral terror sufficient to render sleep a dread visitation Yet it also draws mother and child into an approximation of their closeness back when the world was golden and feminine lips held spells and Andi finds escape within the romanticism heroism and adventurism of the novels he has come to devour finds himself so moved by the engined potency of the ingested word that in a breaching of his interior surface its apogean instantiation within poetry inflames him giving his life both a new meaning and a means by which he might come to honor that which and those whom he dearly loved and lost in particular the abscessed space which his wondrous father once filled with voluminous words and limbered presence and a pantheistic communion with a world far less hostile when shed of its human miscreantsEscape through the written word Solace in its versed expression Purpose in seeking it to imbibe penning it to share All of this fueled by the fantasies and illusions which we not only graft upon the real world but ofttimes elevate such that reality with its dehumanizing strains is fully subsumed It s the invocation of this as an answer to history and encomium to family that Ki primarily and beautifully serves with Garden Ashes It begins with the former ends regrettably with the latter but through the ashes life is reborn carries on rebuilds learns lessons perdures That such a harvest of wondrous resonances and lovely images could be wrought from a tale whose spine is a localized linkage with the measured and professionalized mass murder of millions of fellow human beings and have it all so aptly conjoined with myth and history is endlessly impressive It s also necessary both tonic to and potent reminder of what must never be allowed to happen again Ever We don t have differing grades of human beings only those who can write like Danilo Ki and a vast remainder who can choose to read their words