Migrations by Milos Tsernianski

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Written in 1929, this epic follows two Serbian brothers--one a military officer, the other a merchant--during the late-eighteenth-century, when they dreamt of the rebirth of their nation and faced the sorrow of war.
 

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Michael Henry Heim was born in New York on January 21, 1943. He received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in Slavic languages from Harvard University. He was fluent in Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian and Serbian/Croatian and possessed a reading knowledge of six more languages. He became a professor of Slavic languages at the University California at Los Angeles in 1972 and served as chairman of the Slavic languages department from 1999 to 2003. He was known for his translations of works by Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann and Anton Chekhov. He received numerous awards for his work including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize in 2005, the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation in 2009, and the PEN Translation Prize in 2010. He died from complications of melanoma on September 29, 2012 at the age of 69.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by The Harvill Press. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The Serb regiment, capriciously overseen by Austrian commanders, suffers wretchedly, and grim images of Dafina's rotting, empty womb underscore the desolation experienced on the battlefront.

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Set in the mid-18th century when Serbia was buffeted by the greed of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, this epic novel affectingly portrays two brothers striving for a sense of personal identi

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Set in the mid-18th century when Serbia was buffeted by the greed of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, this epic novel affectingly portrays two brothers striving for a sense of personal identity amid the ravages of war.

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