Europe in Sepia Dubravka Ugresic

Europe in Sepia

Author: Dubravka Ugresic
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Book Title
Europe in Sepia
Author
Dubravka Ugresic
ISBN
9781934824894
Ugresic is sharp, funny and unafraid. . . . Orwell would approve.--Times Literary SupplementHurtling between Weltschmerz and wit, drollness and diatribe, entropy and enchantment, it's the juxtaposition at the heart of Dubravka Ugresic's writings that saw Ruth Franklin dub her the fantasy cultural studies professor you never had. In Europe in Sepia, Ugresic, ever the fl neur, wanders from the Midwest to Zuccotti Park, the Irish Aran Islands to Jerusalem's Mea Shearim, from the tristesse of Dutch housing estates to the riots of south London, charting everything from the listlessness of Central Europe to the ennui of the Low Countries. One finger on the pulse of an exhausted Europe, another in the wounds of postindustrial America, Ugresic trawls the fallout of political failure and the detritus of popular culture, mining each for revelation.Infused with compassion and melancholic doubt, Europe in Sepia centers on the disappearance of the future, the anxiety that no new utopian visions have emerged from the ruins of communism; that ours is a time of irreducible nostalgia, our surrender to pastism complete. Punctuated by the levity of Ugresic's raucous instinct for the absurd, despair has seldom been so beguiling.Dubravka Ugresic is the author of several works of fiction and several essay collections, including the NBCC award finalist, Karaoke Culture. She went into exile from Croatia after being label a witch for her anti-nationalistic stance during the Yugoslav war. She now resides in the Netherlands.David Williams did his doctoral research on the post-Yugoslav writings of Dubravka Ugresic and the idea of a literature of the Eastern European ruins. He is the author of Writing Postcommunism.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Dubravka UgresicPublisher: Open LetterPublished: 02/18/2014ISBN: 9781934824894Pages: 220Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Ugresic is sharp, funny and unafraid. . . . Orwell would approve.--Times Literary Supplement

Hurtling between Weltschmerz and wit, drollness and diatribe, entropy and enchantment, it's the juxtaposition at the heart of Dubravka Ugresic's writings that saw Ruth Franklin dub her the fantasy cultural studies professor you never had. In Europe in Sepia, Ugresic, ever the fl neur, wanders from the Midwest to Zuccotti Park, the Irish Aran Islands to Jerusalem's Mea Shearim, from the tristesse of Dutch housing estates to the riots of south London, charting everything from the listlessness of Central Europe to the ennui of the Low Countries. One finger on the pulse of an exhausted Europe, another in the wounds of postindustrial America, Ugresic trawls the fallout of political failure and the detritus of popular culture, mining each for revelation.

Infused with compassion and melancholic doubt, Europe in Sepia centers on the disappearance of the future, the anxiety that no new utopian visions have emerged from the ruins of communism; that ours is a time of irreducible nostalgia, our surrender to pastism complete. Punctuated by the levity of Ugresic's raucous instinct for the absurd, despair has seldom been so beguiling.

Dubravka Ugresic is the author of several works of fiction and several essay collections, including the NBCC award finalist, Karaoke Culture. She went into exile from Croatia after being label a witch for her anti-nationalistic stance during the Yugoslav war. She now resides in the Netherlands.

David Williams did his doctoral research on the post-Yugoslav writings of Dubravka Ugresic and the idea of a literature of the Eastern European ruins. He is the author of Writing Postcommunism.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dubravka Ugresic
Publisher: Open Letter
Published: 02/18/2014
ISBN: 9781934824894
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Ugresic is sharp, funny and unafraid. . . . Orwell would approve.--Times Literary Supplement

Hurtling between Weltschmerz and wit, drollness and diatribe, entropy and enchantment, it's the juxtaposition at the heart of Dubravka Ugresic's writings that saw Ruth Franklin dub her the fantasy cultural studies professor you never had. In Europe in Sepia, Ugresic, ever the fl neur, wanders from the Midwest to Zuccotti Park, the Irish Aran Islands to Jerusalem's Mea Shearim, from the tristesse of Dutch housing estates to the riots of south London, charting everything from the listlessness of Central Europe to the ennui of the Low Countries. One finger on the pulse of an exhausted Europe, another in the wounds of postindustrial America, Ugresic trawls the fallout of political failure and the detritus of popular culture, mining each for revelation.

Infused with compassion and melancholic doubt, Europe in Sepia centers on the disappearance of the future, the anxiety that no new utopian visions have emerged from the ruins of communism; that ours is a time of irreducible nostalgia, our surrender to pastism complete. Punctuated by the levity of Ugresic's raucous instinct for the absurd, despair has seldom been so beguiling.

Dubravka Ugresic is the author of several works of fiction and several essay collections, including the NBCC award finalist, Karaoke Culture. She went into exile from Croatia after being label a witch for her anti-nationalistic stance during the Yugoslav war. She now resides in the Netherlands.

David Williams did his doctoral research on the post-Yugoslav writings of Dubravka Ugresic and the idea of a literature of the Eastern European ruins. He is the author of Writing Postcommunism.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dubravka Ugresic
Publisher: Open Letter
Published: 02/18/2014
ISBN: 9781934824894
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d