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Post-Yugoslav literature and film; fires, foundations, flourishes.

9781441171771

Post-Yugoslav literature and film; fires, foundations, flourishes.

Crnkovic, Gordana P.

Continuum Publishing Group

2012

301 pages

$120.00

Hardcover

PG569

Crnkovic (Slavic and comparative literature, U. of Washington) examines outstanding literature and film of the post-Yugoslav successor states produced over the past 20 years, selecting those works for examination that seem to her to be "both exquisite in themselves and standing as a model of a score of other works from the region grappling with the same realms." In opposition to those texts that primarily see artistic works as reflections of dominant power discourses, she insists on the separation of art from such discourses, in addition to its radical potential. Chapters typically focus on select works by individual filmmakers and writers, including Alenka Mirkovic, Vladimir Arsenijevic, Milcho Manchevski, Ivo Andric, Jurica Pavicic, Ante Tomic, Vinko Bresan, Maja Weiss, Miroslav Krleza, and Aleksandar Hemon.

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