In addition to novels, Danilo Ki (keesh) published two books of short stories that are sometimes mistakenly labeled as novels: Rani jadi (1970; Early Sorrows: For Children and Sensitive Readers, 1998) and Enciklopedija mrtvih (1983; The Encyclopedia of the Dead, 1989). His short stories lose some of their significance in that Ki often wrote his novels as collections of related stories, thus blurring the line between the two genres. His attempts at television drama, No i magla (1968; night and fog), Papagaj (1969; parrot), and Drveni sanduk Tomasa Wulfa (1974; wooden trunk of Thomas Wolfe), have been less successful than his other works. Ki also was an essayist and polemicist, advocating new approaches to literature and expounding his own views on literary art. His Po-etika (1972; poetics), Po-etika, knjiga druga (1974; poetics, book two), and especially as anatomije (1978; a lesson in anatomy) are examples of a spirited and passionate defense of his own works against detractors. In addition, the essays trace for younger writers the path to a more modern approach to writing. Ki also skillfully translated the works of some major writers from the original French, Hungarian, and Russian.