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Populacija II
Population II

Author(s): Goran Bogunović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Short Story, Croatian Literature
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: hybrid genre; essays; stories; posthumanism, music; humour;
Summary/Abstract: Populacija II is a collection of hybrid prose pieces. The pieces are a mix of essays, short stores and autobiographical narratives that the author Goran Bogunović merges to write about ordinary events juxtaposing them to eccentric and peculiar ideas. The resulting products are beautifully witty and insightful stories about musical concerts, writing, and posthumanist sentiments. The narration is laid back, full of humorous details, and apparently unimportant observations that are actually an invitation to a deeper questioning of the nature of things. In his investigations of the strange side of the everyday, he is led by Ry Cooder and Kraftwerk, Sebald and Perec, Captain Beefheart and Kruno Levačić. The implicit message that shapes on the edges of the texts is that man is not the measure of all things, and that the world would go on without him. Various cheerful and wistful forms of the posthumanist sentiment permeate these story-essays that range from simpler and comical to more complex and serious, ending with the beautyful and poetical, eponymous »Population II«. Goran Bogunović was born in 1972, in Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Electronical Engineering and Computing, and from the Faculty of Economics and Business. His literary works have been published in Croatian and foreign journals and magazines, and on the radio. He published collections of poetry Here (Matica hrvatska Karlovac, Karlovac 2002), The Area of High Cloudiness (Naklada Mlinarec — Plavić, Zagreb, 2004), and Things Are Getting More Distant (Edicija Pesničenje, Beograd 2013). He also published short story collections Everything Will Be All Right (Naklada Minarec — Plavić, 2003), and Sloths and Other Stories (Kornet, Beograd, 2007). His poems and stories have been translated into various languages. He played guitar in several bands (Tobić Tobić idol mladih, U pol 9 kod Sabe etc.). He is a producer of several bands. Currently, he plays in the band Radost!

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-464-8
  • Page Count: 158
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Croatian