A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kiš

"A Tomb for Boris Davidovich" is a collection of seven short stories exploring the nature of political and personal identity, primarily in Eastern Europe during the 20th century. The stories are interconnected, each focusing on a different character who is caught up in the political turmoil of the time, often meeting tragic ends. The book is known for its exploration of totalitarianism, the nature of identity, and the power of the state over the individual.

The 1405th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 282

Since this book was first published in 1976, there is a penalty of 3.2%. The age adjusted score is 272.98.

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