A tender and revealing set of stories by the uniquely delicate Bosnian writer, Alma Lazarevska. Avoiding the easy traps of politics and blame, she reveals a world. I just finished my first Istros book – Death in the Museum of Modern Art () by Bosnian writer Alma Lazarevska (information about her is. “Often regarded as one of the pioneers of women’s war writing in Bosnia- Herzegovina, Lazarevska represents an alternative to the heroic war discourse.

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Rebecca Noska marked it as to-read Jun 24, I was guided by intuition, unexpected details, and whatnot. One such pose is that of an authority or a critic. Even diaries are written in the same fashion.

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Some commentators expressed optimism and wrote that the protests and the floods have brought people closer together and erased ethnic divisions. In the besieged Sarajevo, I cannot really explain why, I was haunted by something that happened in The only thing I can tell you with certainty is that a writer must not tell lies.

Bunny Cavanagh rated it it was ok Apr 30, Food and medical aid flow from all over the globe — but the city and its inhabitants continue to suffer. How closely do you collaborate with the translators of your texts? When and how did you start writing? I no longer have interest in film as a medium. Sarajevo siege life, winter of — Alka do not know how my books had reached those artists, but they put on lwzarevska performance with a visual component that I found particularly interesting. Skip to main content.


By success I mean sales, publicity. The nights are long and empty….

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska

U prevodu za Eurozineesej je predstavljen kao implicitna kritika politizacije opsade. Once you are in the realm of double meanings and metaphors, you are in the realm of literature.

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Today I’m rereading Tolstoy. Caroline marked it as to-read Apr 04, Like a tape that someone impatient is playing speeded up. I have always loved photography. And I do not like when someone forces books on me. Linda marked it as to-read Feb 11, This blog runs in association with eLucidAction.

I’m not talking about influences, but inclinations. A writer is not born like Aphrodite from the sea foam or Athena from the head of Zeus. Lxzarevska love Borges’ explanation that he imagines paradise if it exists as a big library. Trivia About Death in the Muse How do you see the current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

My relationship with my camera completely amateurish! Evo mi naumpade kako engleski jezik nema deminutiva. Da se vratim leptirovima.

Onda on objavi veliki roman. Yet, we can feel that everything occurs under the shadow of snipers, and bombs.

Tender Tales from the Siege of Sarajevo: “Death in the Museum of Modern Art” by Alma Lazarevska

It just occurred to me that diminutives are not common in English. The moment she stands for the collectivity, when she wants to be the voice of a nation or a community, she falls into kitsch, lazarevsak narrow and reduced range of meanings and metaphors. Almaa short stories of Bruno Schulz and Kafka’s Diaries are always at my fingertips.


Heavily damaged apartment buildings near Vrbanja bridge in the Grbavica district on the left bank of the Miljacka river, Wikipedia [Public Domain]. Say hi at tulikabahadur gmail.

As a result, the narrative is a little unclear and mysterious and has hints of magical realism too. This is an enigma to me as well. I notice that letters get written today after two individuals say: Coetzee’s Age of Iron comes to mind. Ali ne bilo kakva pisma i ne bilo kakve dnevnike. To return to butterflies, I photograph them and almost have some sort of mystical experiences with them.

On the contrary, I emphasized at all times that it was game playing. Besides, I wrote several short stories in which the first-person narrator was a man. And when you write with that in mind, you are no longer in the realm of literature, but commerce.

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