Night and Fog: The Collected Dramas and Screenplays of Danilo Kis

Published by Helena History Press, distributed by CEU Press, this volume of translations represents the entire dramatic and cinematic ouevre of Danilo Kis (1935, Subotica, Yugoslavia – 1989, Paris), cult figure among circles disturbed by the emerging nationalisms of the late 20th century. The themes of these seven dramas and screenplays range from the Holocaust to the first decades of communism in Yugoslavia and Hungary. What they have in common is Kis's ear for precise language, narrative experimentation, and his eye for the personal devastation of individuals in communist and fascist systems.