Dubravka Ugrešić





Dubravka Ugrešić


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in Kutina, Croatia
March 27, 1949

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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. In 1971 she published her first book for children Mali plamen, which was awarded a prestigious Croatian literary prize for children’s literature. Ugresic published two more books (Filip i Srecica, 1976; Kucni duhovi, 1988), and then gave up writing for children.

As a literary scholar Dubravka Ugrešić was particularly interested in Russian avant-garde
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“Her mind still worked, her feet still moved, she could walk, though only with the help of a walker, but walk she did, and she was a human being who knew for certainty that beans are best in salad and that old age is a terrible calamity.”
Dubravka Ugrešić, Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

“The invisibility in which we live next to one another is appalling, Kukla thought.”
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“Uvijek sam se pitala zašto ljudi ne podižu spomenike krumpiru, na primjer. Ali ne, čovjek, ta podanička kreatura, najradije podiže spomenike svojim političarima. Pritom ga krupir hrani, a političari ga upropaštavaju. Tvrdoglavi ljudski primjerak i dalje diže spomenike svojim herojima, za koje se na kraju ispostavlja da su bili kriminalci. Što ćemo, čovjekova duša je konobarska, uvijek spremna da služi i bez napojnice.”
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