But Susan Sontag, William T. Vollmann, Salman Rushdie, and Milan Kundera are all vocal fans of kis.
It is little surprise, given this complex background, that kis found a home in literary adventurousness.
In Paris, kis completed his last work, The Encyclopedia of the Dead, a wonderful collection of fablelike stories.
He also annexed the kingdom of kis, which, however, recovered its independence after his death.
High-priests now took the place of kings in kis and the country of Opis.
Line 52, 1648 edition misprints 'his't' for 'kis't.' In the 51st line the 'bright idol' is the sun.
A lock of hair is often found in the kis Khilim, said to have been woven in by the girl who made it.
The principal trade of the country seems to be in horses and asses, which are sent to kis or Ormuz and thence to India.
Mockingly the old man walked up and down before his daughter and called her kis Aszonka.