Diary of a Blood Donor

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2008 - Fiction - 212 pages
In this contemporary retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Estonian writer Mati Unt offers a playful yet unsettling mixture of fact and fiction, combining pieces of Estonian political history - in particular the figure of Lydia Koidula (1843-1886), widely regarded as the first Estonian woman to express an Estonian longing for independence - with portraits of life in contemporary Estonia, all set against a backdrop of vampirism and the Gothic novel.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
18
Section 4
19
Section 5
29
Section 6
31
Section 7
59
Section 8
74
Section 13
103
Section 14
110
Section 15
121
Section 16
143
Section 17
181
Section 18
199
Section 19
203
Section 20
205

Section 9
79
Section 10
89
Section 11
93
Section 12
95
Section 21
219
Section 22
220
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About the author (2008)

Mati Unt (1944–2005) was an Estonian writer who began his writing career at the age of nineteen, with a “naive novel” entitled Goodbye, Yellow Cat. From this early beginning, Unt established a broad reputation in the artistic and intellectual circles of Estonia as a writer of fiction, plays, and criticism. His novels The Debt, On the Existence of Life in Outer Space, Murder in a Hotel, The Autumn Ball, and Things in the Night, among others, established Unt as one of the most prolific and well-regarded novelists in Estonia. In ad

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