Daša Drndić


Born
in Zagreb, Croatia
August 10, 1946

Died
June 05, 2018

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Daša Drndić (1946-2018) was a distinguished Croatian novelist, playwright and literary critic, author of radio plays and documentaries. She was born in Zagreb, and studied English language and literature at the University of Belgrade. Drndić worked as an editor, a professor of English, and as a TV programme editor in Belgrade. She obtained her doctorate at the University of Rijeka in Croatia, where she later taught. She is the author of thirteen novels including Leica Format (2003), Sonnenschein (2007), Trieste (2011) and Belladonna (2012). Her works have been translated into many languages, and Drndić has won the International Literary Award “Prozart" in 2014, awarded to a prominent author for their contribution towards the development of ...more

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Belladonna

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Leica format

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EEG

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Doppelgänger

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Marija Czestochowska još uv...

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April u Berlinu

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Canzone di Guerra

4.10 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Totenwande: zidovi smrti

4.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2000
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Put do subote

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“And so it is that a new joie de vivre creeps into Ada's soul like a moth into a trunk of woollens.”
Daša Drndić, Trieste

“She has always been somehow weightless, free of the heavy burden of mother tongues, national histories, native soils, homelands, fatherlands, myths, that many of the people around her tote on their backs like a sack of red-hot stones.”
Daša Drndić

“Memories die as soon as they are plucked from their surroundings, they burst, lose color, lose suppleness, stiffen like corpses. All that remains are shells with translucent edges. Half-erased brain platelets are a slippery terrain, deceptive. One’s mental archive is locked, it languishes in the dark. The past is riddled with holes, souvenirs can’t help here. Everything must be thrown away. Everything. And perhaps everyone as well.”
Daša Drndić, Belladonna

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