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Hundred Years' Childhood

Author(s): Amir Alagić
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Novel, Croatian Literature
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: city; globe; history; century; wars; exile; jewlery; quest; suspicion; alienation; fantastic elements; Pula,
Summary/Abstract: In his debut novel The Sacravenges, Amir Alagić already showed his deep understanding of human soul. There he also elevated the art of description to the highest level, reaching the innermost depths through the exterior surface. In his second novel, Hundred Years' Childhood he ventured farther in developing his art. This time the stage of human drama is the Croatian city of Pula. The time spans across the whole century encompassing not only the contemporary period, but also the First and Second World Wars. The city becomes a real theatrum mundi, an intersection of destinies of different nationalities, where each life becomes a story in itself, and whose familiar localities testify about the transience of life. 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: 978-953-188-443-3
  • Page Count: 400
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Croatian