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The Prince of Fire: Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Short Stories (Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies) [Paperback]

Charles Simic , Radmila J. Gorup , Nadezda Obradovic
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July 1998 Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
Winner of the 1998 Misha Djordjevic Award for the best book on Serbian culture in English.Editors Gorup and Obradovic have collected stories from thirty-five outstanding writers in this first English anthology of Serbian fiction in thirty years. The anthology, representing a great variety of literary styles and themes, includes works by established writers with international reputations, as well as promising new writers spanning the generation born between 1930 and 1960. These stories may lead to a greater understanding of the current events in the former Yugoslavia.

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  • Paperback: 335 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; Annual edition (July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822956616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822956617
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,558,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" The anthology offers a rich variety of storytelling that ranges from traditional realism to magical realism and postmodernism. Whether describing peasant life or urban dreamscapes, these are tales well told. highly recommended for literature collections in academic and large public libraries.""--Library Journal"

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Radmila J. Gorup received a Fulbright award to travel and lecture in Yugoslavia in 1986 and an ACLS grant to travel to Slovenia in 1991. Gorup is the author of "The Semantic Organization of the Serbo-Croatian Ve"rb, and has written numerous research articles and reviews on linguistics and on Serbian literature. She is guest editor for an issue of the "Review of Contemporary Fiction "dedicated to Milorad Pavic to be published in 1998, and is the president of the North American Society for Serbian Studies. She currently teaches in the Slavic Department of Columbia University. Nadezda Obradovic has edited and translated several special issues of literary periodicals devoted to African literature; she reviews for" World Literature Today "and is the editor and translator of nine books, including" African Rhapsody "and "Looking for a Rain God." She is the 1997 recipient of the Golden Badge Award for her contribution to the culture of Serbia.

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Wonderful translation, captured the essence, perfectly, of all of the works included. It is a beautiful thing to see these fine pieces translated into English for a larger audience to appreciate.
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