Translated by Ana Lucic
A Reading the World Title
Ordered by two mysterious men to write a statement of about 100 pages, the narrator of Chinese Letter—who's not sure of his name, but calls himself Fritz—faithfully records the bizarre occurrences of his daily life: his absurd conversations with his mother who is abducted by slave traders, his visits to his friend who works in the hospital's autopsy room, and his sister's tumultuous marriage to the butcher's son, to name a few. Widely respected in Serbia, the term "Basarian" has been coined to refer to his unique writing style, reminiscent of the best of Samuel Beckett for its directness, existential pondering, and odd sense of humor.
Nb of pages 180 p.
Publication Date 01 December 2004
Nb of pages 180
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $12.95
Svetislav Basara has written a fragmentary book in which, despite lots of digressions, the central theme can be clearly seen—an uninterrupted dispute between, not quasi-philosophical, but quite
Svetislav Basara—enfant terrible of Serbian contemporary prose—has written a heartfelt narrative about the age we live in. -Tihomir Brajovic
One of the best authors of the current generation. The most intriguing Serbian writer since Danilo Kis. -Natasa Milosavljevic
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Genres : Fiction : Europe : Balkan
Countries : Serbia