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Elijahova stolica

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In the novel Elijah’s Chair, Igor Štiks describes the unusual fate of Richard Richter, an Austrian writer about to turn fifty. Following an emotional crisis and marriage breakdown, the hero leaves Paris to return to his hometown of Vienna, where he finds his mother’s hidden notebook. Its shocking contents, written in the dramatic circumstances of 1941, thoroughly transform ...more
Published 2006 by Fraktura
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Sep 14, 2011 Jana rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Shelves: heart-and-mind
Writing about this book is the same as writing about some stranger that you met somewhere. Put it in a context of gallery, theatre, book presentation instead of a street, bar, cinema. You’ve mingled around the same people, you and this person but you've never been acquainted and you've never spoken before although you maybe exchanged a few looks. But shy and still undefined from your side and previously his were probably just a product of skimming around.

But now for a part of second while obser
Fabularna linija romana donosi potresnu pricu o čoveku koji u svojim šezdesetim godinama gubi sopstveni identitet i pokušava da uspostavi novi, u ratom zahvaćenom Sarajevu. Na sličan način kao i roman Maks Friša "Homo faber" (sa kojim roman Igora Štiksa direkto komunicira) i "Elijahova stolica" pokreće pitanje; da li našim životima upravlja slučajnost ili sudbina ili je možda sudbina najveća slučajnost od svih. Iz ove teme uzdiže se i pitanje pravde odnosno ko je taj koji ima pravo da sudi drugo ...more
een prettig leesbaar boek, dat diep ingaat op de psychologie van een man die op zijn 50ste er achter komt dat zijn vader niet zijn vader is. Hij gaat op zoek naar zijn verwekker, en eigenlijk ook naar zijn eigen identiteit. Dit alles gecompliceerd door het feit dat hij geboren is in het Wenen van 1942, en zijn verwekker een joodse man uit Sarajevo is. Het leven in het belegerde Sarajevo van 1992 wordt levendig beschreven.

Het boek is geschreven als ware het een auto-biografie, en bevat dus een aa
This is going to be a classic one day, l'm sure of it! It's been a while since l've read something so masterfully written, so real, so alive.. A book that l'll surely come back to a few more times coz it left me with a feeling that the characters grew to be my friends as l read along- l felt their fears, their suffering, their love.. I felt as if l had been walking with them through the streets of Sarajevo, as if l had been sharing with them their secrets.. Everyone should read this book!
Questions of identity, forbidden love, intrigues and war with magnificent author's writing style keep you riveted to the pages of this book with eyes wide open.


Kršiti pravo na istinu onoga kojeg ta istina može uništiti, nije grijeh nego obaveza.
Interesting, a bit weird, not too obvious but just enough to make me guess the "thing" before it was actually revealed. Refreshingly un-American.
Dobar je Štiks, rečenice mu lijepo teku, radnja je zanimljiva, a teme svevremene. Govori ponajviše o sudbini.
Korana Serdarević
Already a classic. Story, characters, style. Everything about this book is pure literature.
Mooie roman over een persoonlijke geschiedenis gesitueerd in een krankzinnig conflict.
Amela Saric
Excellent, insightful, touching and very sad.
Dario Tijan
Odlična knjiga,preporučam...
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Igor Štiks spent his childhood in Sarajevo, but lived in Zagreb, Croatia since the Bosnian War started in 1992. He studied comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Zagreb.

He was a postgraduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), where he received a master degree in Philosophy and he was working for Northwestern University (USA, Chicago) as a teaching assis
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