Štefica Cvek u raljama života
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Štefica Cvek u raljama života

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Volite li “ljubiće"? Što god mislili o njima, uživat ćete u ovom vrhunskom pastišu trivijalnih ljubavnih romana. Uzimajući za glavnu junakinju idealnu čitateljicu “ljubića" i provodeći je kroz niz situacija, prepoznatljivih kao tipično “žensko iskustvo", Dubravka Ugrešić lucidno pokazuje do koje se mjere naša svakodnevica oblikuje prema stereotipima koje koristi tzv. trivi...more
Hardcover, Večernjakova biblioteka, 110 pages
Published 2004 by Večernji list (first published January 1st 1981)
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Nate D
Jan 27, 2012 Nate D rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: snail men
Recommended to Nate D by: MJ Nicholls
Dubravka Ugresic is a playful Croatian post-modernist who obsessed over Russian avant-garde lit, translated Daniil Kharms, and seems to be primarily concerned (at least in these earliest publications collected here) with commenting on female life and place modern society, dissecting literature and writing themselves, and making penis jokes (many of which are pretty funny). She might tend a little towards focus on form and wit over narrative content for my tastes (I know, I know, this from me), b...more
Irena
Sve nešto kontam da ne znam šta bih rekla o knjizi pa pustim da mi se slegne. Proces slijeganja podrazumijeva višemjesečno povremeno razmišljanje o knjizi, a fact is da sam pola knjige već zaboravila. K'o feelgood movie.
Osim toga, koga jebe moj review k'o da to kome šta znači šta ja mislim o nekoj knjizi, ajd'.

Enivej, prepisujem par pasosa, rečenica i ostalih karafeka koje su me impress, čisto da skinem sve stick'ems sa knjige i da je vratim đe joj mjesto.

str. 73: Štefica je definitivno, ovog...more
Jana
No matter the decade, women from ex Yugoslavia can still relate with Štefica. Her story is so bitter-sweet. For me the best part by far was the one where she is trying to have sex with the chubby guy, who is just talk talk, and then the night is gone, and he is still into talk talk 'I am going to do this and this to you, and you are going to scream and yell and lalalalala', and then goodbye, have to go. And she is left confused, kinda horny and lethargic.
Ljiljana Stancic
A delightful novella, a scrapbook of styles precisely and playfully executed. Storytelling devices employed here one can recognise in other Ugresic's novels: the old, toothless aunt resurfaced years later as Baba Yaga in its many incarnations; the mousy Intellectual, very much in the league of animal-like writers gathered in the Intercontinental in Fording the Stream of Consciousness; the fairytale-like symbolism of numbers. Stefica Cvek is a cliche but one with which we, consciously or not, can...more
Ivana
This is a great example of a quality Croatian women's literature.
I recommend the book to anyone who wants to meet quality women's literature.
Witty, intelligent, without the need for vulgarisms.
Angela
Unique and funny chick-lit through the looking glass. I especially like Ugresic's take on Gogol's "The Nose"
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Dubravka Ugrešić earned her degrees in Comparative Literature, Russian Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb, and worked for twenty years at the Institute for Theory of Literature at Zagreb University, successfully pursuing parallel careers as a writer and a literary scholar.

She started writing professionally with screenplays for children’s television programs, as an undergraduate. I...more
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