By Jacob Silverman
Bloodsuckers, Serbs and Ghostly Kabbalists
Leeches By David Albahari, Translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 320 pages, $24 In assessing the work of Serbian-Jewish writer David Albahari, any English-language reader would be working with half a deck. Albahari, who writes in Serbian but has lived in Canada since 1994, has published more than 20 books, including novels, short-story collections,…
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