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From the Heart of Europe: Anthology of Contemporary Slovenian Writing

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Slovenes, (the people who form ) a nation of two million in the heart of Europe, achieved independence for the first time in their long history with the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1991. Having settled in the Alps in the sixth century AD, they succeeded in preserving their language, identity and culture largely through poetry and fiction: their greatest national hero is not ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published September 15th 2007 by Texture Press
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Praj
May 10, 2010 Praj rated it it was amazing
The anthology includes exceptional text of 13 renowned Slovene authors i.e.:- Milan Klec, Maja Novak, Andrej Morovic, Andrej Blatnik, Lili Potpara,et.al; each is presented with a short biography and their published work.

These assorted writings depict themes of self-confidence, self-identity, loneliness, rebellion, dysfunctional families, death and maltreatment; skirmishing untoward probabilities of life. The stories speak about various struggles, cruel judgments and prejudices that an individu
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Nancy H
May 13, 2014 Nancy H rated it it was ok
This is an interesting collection of stories by Slovenian writers. I know very little about this country and its literature, so I was interested to read these stories and see what they held. The stories will appeal to readers who like a variety: some are dark, some are tragic, some have good endings, some do not. All of them reflect a society and a people who have come through a lot and managed to survive.
Eric Fredrickson
Often dark, but always insightful.
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Evald Flisar, born in Slovenia, read comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana. After spending a year in Vienna and a year in London, he travelled to the United States, South Africa and Australia, where he settled for three years, working as underground train driver in Sydney. Although in 1975 he settled in London, where he studied English literature, he continued globe-trotting and ...more
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