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The Lines Which You Call Rivers

Author(s): Amir Alagić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Short Story, Croatian Literature
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: devil; curse; madness; war; death; loyalty; loneliness; alienation; quest; hope; history; Johnny Cash,
Summary/Abstract: The short story collection The Lines Which You Call Rivers contains both short stories and novellas that testify about Amir Alagić's true talent manifesting itself through authentic narratives, strong images, and daring, rich figurative expressions we have already had the chance to experience in his novels The Sacravenges and Hundred Years' Childhood. Alagić is a master narrator, his reality is tangible, odorous and visible, the events multi-layered and refined with symbolism. The twelve stories, that depict different periods and places, the old age and wasted youth, the devil, curse and madness, show us that Amir Alagić is an important name in our literature, and we should read his works. Amir Alagić was born in 1977, in Banja Luka. So far he has published the novels The Sacravenges (2016), Hundred Years' Childhood (2017), and Tunnels (2019), and the short story collections Under the Same Sky (2010), and The Lines Which You Call Rivers. He published short stories and poems in various literary magazines and anthologies. He wrote a screenply for the short feature film Toying, or a Broken Water Heater (2012). He lives in Pula.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-467-9
  • Page Count: 221
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Croatian
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