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Doručak za Bič
Breakfast for Bitch

Author(s): Mario Brkljačić
Subject(s): Short Story, Croatian Literature
Published by: Durieux
Keywords: working-class; fishing; drinking; realism; irony;
Summary/Abstract: The short story collection Breakfast for Bitch tackles the lives of working-class men who drink, swear and talk in slang, sometimes showing their tender side. It is a ground for both bizarre events, such as swallowing one's dental prosthesis, and the ordinary routine made up of ironing clothes. The stories contain mostly the same characters living the same daily routine that becomes immanent to working-class people who cannot climb up on the social ladder. Whatever the matter, the stories are always witty, told with subdued humour and irony. Life and emotions of those from the margins, the underprivileged and insignificant, swell here, among the glasses of wine and beer. Mario Brkljačić was born in 1966 in Zagreb. He has published poetry and fiction in the magazines Godine nove, Libra Libera, Quorum, Republika, Treći trg, Vijenac and Zarez. With his collection of poems Look Me in the Eyes (2004) he was the winner of the Students Centre competition for the first book. He published books He Never Danced Pogo (2004), A Fly in the Soup (2005), and I Can't Look at Him Like That (2006). Brkljačić's name has become a synonym for the Croatian underground literature that tells the story of working-class people.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-953-188-459-4
  • Page Count: 388
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Croatian