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The Five Wonders of the Danube

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On five bridges over the Danube, five strange and remarkable tales are told: tales of the sacrifices that are made for Art. For the painter, the sculptor, the writer and the composer, creation is inextricably entwined with violence, suffering and the darkest reaches of the psyche, and the bridge to enlightenment is the hardest of all to cross. Yet through the innocence of ...more
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Cadmus Press (first published February 2011)
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Reading Zoran Živković is like reading the experience of a surrealist painting. At first it feels familiar, but everyday objects and experiences take on an almost mystical quality with his brilliant writing. I've never read an author who so carefully draws the connections and patterns and symbols together from one short story to the next. Interwoven is such a tapestry, they form a beautiful vision together. His analogies are ones that are deep and penetrating, but also start to make you question ...more
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Zoran Živković was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, in 1948. In 1973 he graduated from the Department of General Literature with the theory of literature, Faculty of Philology of the University of Belgrade; he received his master's degree in 1979 and his doctorate in 1982 from the same school. He lives in Belgrade, Serbia, with his wife Mia, who is French, and their twin sons Uroš and Andreja. ...more