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U jarku
In the Ditch

Author(s): Slađana Nina Perković
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Novel, Bosnian Literature
Published by: Imprimatur d.o.o.
Keywords: Novel; irony; dark humor; funeral; relationships; family;
Summary/Abstract: When the heroine of this novel, who also played the role of narrator, is run into the room by her mother and interrupted by watching her favorite crime series, the readers begin to discover the almost insane and chaotic world of the story, made up of events like the funeral of Aunt Stana, drowned with a piece of chicken, and thus shattered plans to sell the family home and land, a world filled with unusual visits to police stations and clinics, heroes who unsuccessfully attempt suicide, those who erect monuments to themselves years ago or experience a personal renaissance after deciding to enter the world of smuggling . With each new page, Slađana Nina Perković more and more picturesquely builds a novelistic world that is built on the display of everyday life, only that everyday life, with extremely sharp language and with a negligible dose of dark humor, is moved almost to the limits of absurdity and grotesque. One funeral and sale of a family home and land, these events that we almost automatically perceive as tragic or shocking, in this novel are transformed into the ridiculous that serves us not to ignore tragedy and reality, but to more easily understand the whole picture of the world we are the part itself.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-99976-776-8-6
  • Page Count: 204
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Serbian