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

Author/creator Ugrešić, Dubravka author.
Other author/creatorElias-Bursać, Ellen, translator.
Other author/creatorUgrešić, Dubravka Doba kože.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Rochester, NY : Open Letter, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Description236 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract "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.
General noteTranslation of: Doba kože.
ISBN1948830221 paperback
ISBN9781948830225 paperback

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Joyner General Stacks PG1619.31 .G7 D6313 2020 ✔ Available Place Hold