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Snow Man

David Albahari

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Title: Snow Man
Author: David Albahari
Genre: Novel
Written: 1995 (Eng. 2005)
Length: 120 pages
Original in: Serbian
Availability: Snow Man - US
Snow Man - UK
Snow Man - Canada
L'homme de neige - France
Tagelanger Schneefall - Deutschland
  • Serbian title: Snežni čovek
  • Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursać

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
Books in Canada . 9/2005 Paul Keen
Quill & Quire . 3/2005 Ken Hunt

  From the Reviews:
  • "Snow Man might best be read as an attempt to push that logic to its breaking point, to see how far it can be taken before the navigation of the stream of consciousness being proffered isn't worth the effort. Arguably, David Albahari has the artistic merit of having refused to compromise a particular aesthetic theory no matter how unappealing the results might be. (...) In all of these ways, Snow Man is an artistic triumph, a monument to stuffy self-involvement." - Paul Keen, Books in Canada

  • "Writing without paragraph breaks, and in a slow, sidewinding style that is constantly looping back on itself, Albahari manages to craft a voice here that goes beyond stream-of-consciousness into a unique style. The work is hypnotically compelling: simultaneously capable of communicating obsession, sadness, and beauty." - Ken Hunt, Quill & Quire

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Notes about the Reviews
and the Book's Reception

       Good to see a Canadian publisher take this on, but unfortuantely it doesn't seem to have created even a ripple in the US.

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About the Author:

       Serbian author David Albahari was born in 1948. He currently lives in Canada.

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