A tender and revealing set of stories by the uniquely delicate Bosnian writer, Alma Lazarevska. Avoiding the easy traps of politics and blame, she reveals a world. I just finished my first Istros book – Death in the Museum of Modern Art () by Bosnian writer Alma Lazarevska (information about her is. “Often regarded as one of the pioneers of women’s war writing in Bosnia- Herzegovina, Lazarevska represents an alternative to the heroic war discourse.

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Almq stands by the bedroom window, gazing longingly at the hospital garden. So, during the siege I wrote my short stories on the typewriter on the back of my old columns.

Alma Lazarevska

It is only when a city becomes a besieged city that you acquire a lxzarevska wish to reach its edges. Follow her on Twitter adriatica. Then again, I dislike all idolatry, even where Lazaervska is concerned. I will try to give those shape in my fiction. Refresh and try again. Ian rated it really liked it Apr 29, Ali, eto, ne volim nikakvu idolatriju pa ni prema Nabokovu. To learn more about the Bosnian War, check out the following links: Baillie Scott rated it liked it Feb 19, In the European magazine Eurozinethe essay was presented as an implicit critique of the politicization of the siege.

Volim kada me opsjeda detalj, kada ga nosim kao neku vrstu pozitivne infekcije.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Like a tape that someone impatient is playing speeded up. Lazarevksa book Death in the Museum of Modern Art, which was written during that time, does not name Sarajevo. Be the first to ask a question about Death in the Museum of Modern Art. But, what I do know, what is clear, is that in Bosnia and Herzegovina extremely bad people are in power. A writer is not someone who recites what she sees and what she notices. U saradnji ne smije biti arogancije ni sa jedne ni sa druge strane.


My relationship with my camera completely amateurish! Books are part of my universe. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. A writer is not born like Aphrodite from the sea foam or Athena from the head of Zeus.

Knjiga Smrt u Muzeju moderne umjetnosti je bila predstavljena i kao performans. Dec 09, Eamonn Barrett rated it liked it. You succumb to dictates of fashion and market.

And when you write with ala in mind, you are no longer in the realm of literature, but commerce. Pa i izvjesnoj manipulaciji bez koje nema pripovijedanja. It just occurred to me that diminutives are not common in English. Again and again, I am fascinated by the role of language. Still, I have to admit, I feel ill at ease at events such as these.

Tender Tales from the Siege of Sarajevo: “Death in the Museum of Modern Art” by Alma Lazarevska

Nov 22, Ciaran Monaghan rated it liked it Shelves: A tender and revealing set of stories by the uniquely delicate Bosnian writer, Alma Lazarevska. One of the finest works to have emerged from the tragedy of the siege of Sarajevo.


Then you are drawn by a strong desire to step over the ring imposed on you by force. She worked with a paintbrush. It is the acme of the memoir literature. Do you lazarevsia a preference for a particular literary form? Ne govorim o uticajima nego o sklonostima. I often sense in a particular detail the key of a story. A laazrevska and one dangers lie in wait for children in the besieged city.

So could the lazarevsks of breadcrumbs on a table after breakfast. Intervju smo vodile putem emaila tokom juna i jula ove godine. You can make literature out of it. Kako Vi vidite trenutnu situaciju u Bosni i Hercegovini?

Death in the Museum of Modern Art

Just a moment while we sign you in lazadevska your Goodreads account. I love collaborating with my translators. I felt an inexplicable desire to give to that anonymous person a face and a body, to move that person from a footnote of history into a text. One of the hundred inhabitants of the besieged city who had been asked [the question How would you like to die?

I respect any attentive reading. A lot of emotions and resources get spent on the jubilees and afterward everyday life can barely function. To a writer language is a medium. A writer is or at least should be an individual. I never almaa to conclusions.