Cyclops by Marinković, Ranko; Stojiljković, Vlada; Elias-Bursać, Ellen

By Marinković, Ranko; Stojiljković, Vlada; Elias-Bursać, Ellen

In his semiautobiographical novel, Cyclops, Croatian author Ranko Marinkovic recounts the adventures of younger theater critic Melkior Tresic, an archetypal antihero who makes a decision to starve himself to prevent battling within the entrance traces of worldwide struggle II. As he wanders the streets of Zagreb in a near-hallucinatory kingdom of paranoia and malnourishment, Melkior encounters a colourful circus of characters—fortune-tellers, shamans, actors, prostitutes, bohemians, and café intellectuals—all dwelling in a delicate dream of a society approximately to be replaced forever.

A seminal paintings of postwar jap eu literature, Cyclops reveals a little-known viewpoint on international battle II from in the former Yugoslavia, one who hasn't ever earlier than been on hand to an English-speaking viewers. Vlada Stojiljkovic's capable translation, more suitable via Ellen Elias-Bursac's insightful modifying, preserves the remarkable brilliance of this riotously humorous and densely allusive textual content. alongside Melkior’s trip Cyclops satirizes either the delusions of the righteous army officers who feed the nationwide bloodlust in addition to the wayward intellectuals who think themselves to be above the disagreeable realities of foreign clash. via Stojiljkovic's clear-eyed translation, Melkior’s peregrinations display how historical past occurs and the way the person attention is swept up within the tide of political occasions, and this is often finished in a style that would resonate with readers of Charles Simic, Aleksandr Hemon, and Kundera

Show description

Read Online or Download Cyclops PDF

Best literary books

Belonging Too Well: Portraits of Identity in Cynthia Ozick's Fiction (S U N Y Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

Indicates how Ozick's characters try and mediate a posh Jewish identification, person who bridges the variations among conventional Judaism and secular American tradition.

Between Two Fires (The John Paul Jones Novels)

Commanding his small, bitterly divided squadron deep into enemy waters, John Paul Jones needs to grasp either the competition and himself as he joins the conflict that might seal his popularity. in the meantime, his former comrade John Severence confronts one other, extra ominous model of war at the frontiers of colonial manhattan.

The Words to Say It

THE phrases to claim IT by means of Marie Cardinal, translated through Pat Goodheart, Van Vactor & Goodheart writer, is within the phrases of Bruno Bettelheim "the top account of a psychoanalysis as obvious and skilled by way of the sufferer. " it's the tale of a therapeutic set opposed to the occasions in Algeria. Taught in over 700 and fifty faculties and universities as a textual content, and in over fifteen diverse departments, literature at Harvard collage and in classes in scientific ethics at Yale scientific tuition.

The World According to Itzik: Selected Poetry and Prose

Within the years among 1929 and 1939, while Itzik Manger wrote lots of the poetry and fiction that made him recognized, his identify between Yiddish readers used to be a loved ones notice. known as the Shelley of Yiddish, he used to be characterised as being "drunk with talent". This anthology of Manger's paintings seeks to exhibit the whole diversity of his genius in poetry, fiction and feedback.

Additional info for Cyclops

Sample text

Melkior watched 37 her at that moment: first she had a surprised face as she listened to Freddie’s whispers, then she burst out laughing. The overripe hollow-eyed actress sitting with them was enjoying the slur. And all because of the ‘‘five, six female fans,’’ thought Melkior. In a review during the previous season he had described Freddie as acting like a hairdresser for five or six female fans, and lisping through his lines. If I’d let him have twelve hundred would that have made it right? Ah, five or six was far too few for this head of Hermes.

By all appearances, Dom Kuzma was a good regular customer who had long since earned the man’s full confidence. The question of confidence was key here. The patient whose life depends on testimony from a common weighing machine is likely to have little confidence in a commercial device (which was after all invented for the purpose of deceiving), and even less in its master. He is suspicious and thinks everyone is out to con him, to do him out of several precious decagrams, of the last thing supporting his life—his very life, my friend!

But he did nothing, he just stood there in a cloud of dust. ’’ chimed in Ugo from the other end of the table. ’’ ‘‘I’m not on about dogs, I’m on about dog whips,’’ replied Maestro with a patient smile.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 45 votes

About admin