My Family's Role in the World Revolution: And Other Prose
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BeschreibungBora Cosic, who together with Danilo Kis and Mirko Kovac is known as one of the major Yugoslavian writers of his generation, has been a favorite of readers and critics in Eastern Europe since he published his first novel in the 1960s. My Family's Role in the World Revolution was originally published in Yugoslavia in 1969; it enjoyed a successful run as a play, but the firm version was closed immediately and ultimately caused Cosic's publications to be banned in that country for over four years. My Family's Role in the World Revolution takes place in Yugoslavia during and after World War II. During the German occupation of Belgrade, family members - an alarmist mother whose off-the-wall comments are always right on target, an eternally inebriated father, two young aunts who swoon over American movie stars, and a playboy uncle - keep attempting to find any kind of work they can do at home. Then, as the postwar Socialist society is being ushered into this Belgrade kitchen, the narrator, a naively wise schoolboy, becomes the slogan-spouting ideological leader of the household, while the remaining members try - and often fail miserably - to take part in the "great change." With humor reminiscent of Bohumil Hrabal and experimentation reminiscent of James Joyce, Cosic exposes the underside of the Communist revolution, revealing its destructive effects: chaos, bewilderment, and fear. This volume also includes several of Cosic's short stories, as well as recent essays in which he denounces the most recent war that has left him without a homeland.
Untertitel: 'Writings from an Unbound Europ'. Translated. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1997
Seitenanzahl: 250 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Ann Clymer Bigelow