Miljenko Jergovic: The Walnut Mansion

450,00 kn

S potpisom autora. Lijepo izdanje Dvora od oraha, objavljeno za prestižni Yale University Press. 

Prijevod  Stephen M. Dickey i Janja Pavetic-Dickey. 

This grand novel encompasses nearly all of Yugoslavia's tumultuous twentieth century, from the decline of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires through two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the breakup of the nation, and the terror of the shelling of Dubrovnik. Tackling universal themes on a human scale, master storyteller Miljenko Jergovic traces one Yugoslavian family's tale as history irresistibly casts the fates of five generations. What is it to live a life whose circumstances are driven by history? Jergovic investigates the experiences of a compelling heroine, Regina Delavale, and her many family members and neighbors. Telling Regina's story in reverse chronology, the author proceeds from her final days in 2002 to her birth in 1905, encountering along the way such traumas as atrocities committed by Nazi Ustashe Croats and the death of Tito. Lyrically written and unhesitatingly told, The Walnut Mansion may be read as an allegory of the tragedy of Yugoslavia's tormented twentieth century.

“The translators have striven heroically to render the author’s version of the Serbo-Croatian free indirect style, with its oral tradition, shreds of folklore and communist mythology… Jergovic excels at evoking incipient collective bloodletting… He handles plot and characters with expert equanimity, creating an authentic patterning of voices and a plausible scenario”—Mark Thompson, TLS

“An inventive novel that tells the story of Yugoslavia through one family's history . . . Highly readable and well-constructed. Jergovic's voice is an exciting discovery.”—Publishers Weekly

“This multigenerational saga . . . amounts to a microcosm of the Balkan experience, in which everyday lives are punctured by history.”—New Yorker

Autor: Miljenko Jergović
Izdavač: Yale University Press
Izdanje: prvo
Godina: 2016
Uvez: tvrdi s ovitkom
Format: 15x23
Stranica: 456