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Ironic, playful, and multilayered, winner of three major prizes for the best Yugoslav novel of 1988, this beguiling novel-about-a-novel is set at an international literary conference in Zagreb. It begins with the death of an anti-Franco poet who slips into the pool of the intercontinental Hotel and continues with a rapid and entertaining chain of events involving espionage ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published November 15th 1993 by Northwestern University Press (first published January 1st 1988)
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Adam Dalva
A very insidery novel in some ways, but I totally loved it. Dubravka is a bold, bold writer. She takes on a lot in such a short time - dealing with the late 1980s in Eastern Europe, in New York, in Paris, in the Soviet Union. The conceit of a novel set at a writer's conference is clever, and the characters are memorable and almost universally charming - heroes and villains alike. There is a lovely parody going on of a slew of male writerly voices (the hilarious sex scenes stand out), but there's ...more
Kaloyana
Хубав стил. Това е история за едни писатели и поети, които се събират на фестивал в Загреб. И всичката гадост на "онова" време, разказана чрез няколко съдби и случки.
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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
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