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The age of skin / Dubravka Ugresic ; translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursać.

Ugrešić, Dubravka, (author.). Elias-Bursać, Ellen, (translator.). Ugrešić, Dubravka. Doba kože. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1948830221
  • ISBN: 9781948830225
  • Physical Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2020.

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General Note:
Translation of: Doba kože.
Summary, etc.:
"These essays are written on the skin of the times. Dubravka Ugresic, winner of the Neustadt International Prize and one of Europe's most influential writers, with biting humor and a multitude of cultural references--from La La Land and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, to tattoos and body modification, World Cup chants, and the preservation of Lenin's corpse--takes on the dreams, hopes, and fears of modern life. The collapse of Yugoslavia, and the author's subsequent exile from Croatia, leads to reflections on nationalism and the intertwining of crime and politics. Ugresic writes at eye level, from a human perspective, in portraits of people from the former Eastern Bloc, who work as cleaners in the Netherlands or start underground shops with products from their country of origin. A rare and welcome combination of irony, compassion, and a sharp polemic gaze characterizes these beautiful and highly relevant essays."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Croatian essays > 21st century.
Croatia > Social conditions.
Croatia > Civilization.
Croatian essays.
Social conditions.