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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I am immune to such kind of solidarity. Thomas added it Jul 08, Maria rated it it was amazing Jun 09, I can talk about the authors and the books that I love. It is the acme of the memoir literature. In Death in the Museum of Modern Artthe narrative — through six dense but delicate stories — focuses on little, normal things — coffee, curtains, candles.
Tender Tales from the Siege of Sarajevo: “Death in the Museum of Modern Art” by Alma Lazarevska
A painter worked on a single, long sheet of paper that kept unfolding vertically. In that which she sees, a writer discovers a connection, reciprocity, spark, metaphysical union, etc. Then red-hot balls will no longer be falling on the besieged city and people in it will not die from tiny pieces of hot iron in their bodies. Yet, we can feel that everything occurs under the shadow of snipers, and bombs. One of the finest works to have emerged from the tragedy of the siege of Sarajevo. Nothing can redeem them, not even a mention of Sarajevo.
Alisha marked it as to-read Jul 31, Sarajevo siege life, winter of Published by Tulika Bahadur. I have never read of anyone attributing me narratorial narcissism. I love being haunted by a detail, carrying it within me as some kind of positive contagion.
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Alma Lazarevska Your texts abound with literary references, books as material objects, remarks about your published work. Who were your most significant literary influences?
lazarevskz Za to treba odvojiti vrijeme. I especially cherish the photos on which I notice what Roland Barthes aptly calls the punctum.
So, during the siege I wrote my short stories on the typewriter on the back of my old columns.
Your short stories are also rich in visual imagery, from colors, photography, ekphrasis through spatial relations and compositions. Nov 22, Ciaran Monaghan rated it liked it Shelves: Over the last few years I have always been carrying a small camera with me, though not as a tourist.
And there are women writers who write as if they think that they are being observed by God or whoever it is that resides above. Steel screens shield an intersection from snipers. Hence, the short story is my favorite. Neither can you force yourself into a particular form. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The only thing I can tell you with certainty is that a writer must not tell lies. I love collaborating with my translators.
I learned how to photograph them. Again and again, I am fascinated by the role of language. Who was that anonymous someone? It is not a lie to write that you saw Martians.
U saradnji ne smije biti arogancije ni sa jedne ni sa druge strane. To ask other readers questions about Death in the Museum of Modern Artplease sign up. That will only happen in films. In a benevolent sense of the word, of course.
Poetry ‘in the Outbreath of the World’.
Mislim da je to najbolji put za knjigu. Disasters bring people together in the short term. Jonathan marked it a,ma to-read Apr 03, I try to understand, but I cannot. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Matter of Place.
laaarevska And when you write with that in mind, you are no longer in the realm of literature, but commerce. That could possibly be madness, quirkiness. I respect any attentive reading. Ja to nisam uradila s nekom jasnom namjerom, to nije dio nekog plana. For full review see: You mentioned anniversaries and, in the meantime, there was a commemoration of the event named by a globally recognizable term— Srebrenica. Whether I succeed in writing in such a manner is not for me to judge. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.
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