Slavenka Drakulić

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Slavenka Drakulić


Born
in Rijeka, Croatia
July 04, 1949

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Slavenka Drakulić (1949) is a noted Croatian writer and publicist, whose books have been translated into many languages.

In her fiction Drakulić has touched on a variety of topics, such as dealing with illness and fear of death in Holograms of fear; the destructive power of sexual desire in Marble skin; an unconventional relationship in The taste of a man; cruelty of war and rape victims in S. A Novel About the Balkans (made into a feature film As If I Am Not There, directed by Juanita Wilson); a fictionalized life of Frida Kahlo in Frida's bed. In her novel Optužena (English translation forthcoming), Drakulić writes about the not often addressed topic of child abuse by her own mother. In her novel Dora i Minotaur Drakulic writes about Dora
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How We Survived Communism a...

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Cafe Europa: Life After Com...

3.93 avg rating — 2,252 ratings — published 1996 — 14 editions
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S.: A Novel about the Balkans

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They Would Never Hurt a Fly...

4.20 avg rating — 1,462 ratings — published 2003 — 25 editions
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Frida's Bed

3.87 avg rating — 1,251 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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Dora i Minotaur: Moj život ...

4.20 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2015 — 14 editions
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The Balkan Express: Fragmen...

3.99 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1992 — 16 editions
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A Guided Tour Through the M...

3.59 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Mileva Einstein, teorija tuge

3.86 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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The Taste of a Man

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3.65 avg rating — 454 ratings — published 1995 — 16 editions
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“I realize that I only have words and that, from time to time, as I hold them in my arms I am less lonely.”
Slavenka Drakulić, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed

“She wonders what else she will have to give up and what is the minimum of things with which one can survive without losing the feeling that one is human?”
Slavenka Drakulić, S.: A Novel about the Balkans

“What do people think of when they talk about their lives? Do they really see them as an integral whole, as a chronological sequence of events; as something logical, purposeful, completed? What moments do they remember, and how do they remember them? As words? As a series of images and sounds? My life crumbles into a series of pictures, unconnected scenes which comes to mind only occassionally and at random. But there are key events, the acts of chance or fate, which later enable me to construct a logical whole of my life. One such moment was meeting Jose. The other was my decision to see our love through to the very end.”
Slavenka Drakulić, The Taste of a Man

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