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Nervus vagus i druge priče
Nervus Vagus and Other Stories

Author(s): Milanka Blagojević
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Sociology, Short Story, Bosnian Literature
Published by: Imprimatur d.o.o.
Keywords: Short stories; womanhood; relationships; gender roles;inner drama;
Summary/Abstract: The book consists of three cycles, “Express pot”, “Nervus vagus” and “Letters”. Every story, especially those in the cycle “Express pot”, suggest unresolved emotional tensions / relationships / situations that culminate in the kitchen and with food. Blagojević places these primordial, traditional spaces of women's business in and around the kitchen on a new level and transforms them into spaces of culmination or resolution of the inner dramas of her heroines. The stories told in this way reveal a new dimension of sauerkraut, polenta or meat hammers because they cease to be food or tools in the kitchen and become a symbol of rebellion, disapproval, social disintegration, social status. Overall, “Nervus Vagus and Other Stories” is a collection of likable and readable stories that will easily win over readers with a strong emotional charge, interesting influences in everyday life and a constant walk between the tragic and the comic and make them look at seemingly ordinary things from a different perspective.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-99976-907-6-0
  • Page Count: 108
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Serbian